Hardware Situational Awareness – Identifying the Onset of Failure in Power Electronics

DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2019

PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –

Social Time 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –

Dinner 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation & Questions

COST: $15- $20, See information in Reservations (Updated)

ABOUT THE MEETING: Power electronics play mission critical roles in automotive, aerospace, medical, telecom and power generation/distribution/transmission applications. A hardware failure in these areas can jeopardize safety and come with serious financial consequences. Prognostic Health Management (PHM) Systems provide real-time situational awareness on the status of equipment along with their constituent components. This enables owner/operators to better anticipate the onset of failures and optimize their preventative maintenance strategies. This presentation summarizes the use of this technology in industry and discusses on-going research in the field. ABOUT THE

PRESENTER: Dr. Mark Scott is an assistant professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He teaches courses on Electronics, Power Electronics, and Electric Vehicles. His research team evaluates the design trade-offs associated with using silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power devices in electrified transportation and renewable energy applications. The emphasis of their work is on the conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) and prognostic health management (PHM) techniques for power conversion hardware. Additionally, they explore the benefits of using wide bandgap devices in isolated DC/DC converters.

MENU SELECTIONS: Buffet Menu:   Chicken Parmesan Turkey Meatloaf Grilled Portabella Mushroom with Bleu Cheese Crumbles Buttered Egg Noodles Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables Tossed Salad with Dressings Dinner Rolls & Butter

LOCATION: Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS: https://ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. (Note: Meeting list on webpage is slow to load on some browsers) Cost is $15 for members advanced registration. Non-members and unregistered member cost is $20 cash at the door. Reservations close at 11:59 PM on Tuesday February 26, 2019.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation. All Reservations must be made by February 26, 2019 WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $20 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat- even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

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