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NSF EAGER: Integrated On-Board SiC-Based Level-3 Charging for Plug-In Electric Vehicles


Funding Agency 

National Science Foundation


Assistant Professor Alireza Khaligh (ECE/ISR) is the principal investigator for a new National Science Foundation EAGER grant, “Integrated On-Board SiC-Based Level-3 Charging for Plug-In Electric Vehicles.” The objective of this electric vehicle-related research is to investigate, design, and develop an integrated, on-board, silicon carbide-based, level-3 battery charger, compatible with level-1 and level-2 charging, using the propulsion machine and its inverter for the next generation of plug-in vehicles. Khaligh will conduct comprehensive propulsion motor and inverter analyses and propose a rectifier/charger topology to charge the battery. He will investigate the possibility of eliminating power factor correction inductors for both single-phase and three-phase charging by using propulsion machine windings, without producing torque. This fundamental research will achieve breakthroughs in control, modeling and design of power electronic interfaces for electric vehicles.