Sep 05, 2023

NIT Calicut organises national workshop on Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)-based High-Gain DC/DC Converter for UPS Application

A national-level workshop on Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)-based High-Gain DC/DC Converter for UPS Application was held at NITC. The event was jointly organized by the National Institute of Technology Calicut, National Mission on Power Electronics Technology (NaMPET), Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director, NIT Calicut inaugurated the workshop.

"Power shortage is the main crisis faced by India and the support of technology experts is essential to address this issue, said Prof. Prasad Krishna during the inaugural address, highlighting the importance of the workshop and such collaborations. He also urged the participants to focus on sustainable technology.

"The vision of the ministry is to share information and NIT Calicut and the Department of Electrical Engineering are striving to contribute our share to this vision", he added.

Smt. Sunita Verma, Group Coordinator and Senior Director of MeitY, was the chief guest at the inaugural session. She virtually addressed the workshop. Shri. Renji V Chacko, Sr. Director and Head of Power Electronic Group; C-DAC and Dr. Om Krishna Singh, Joint Director, Ministry of Electronics and IT; Prof. Preetha P, Head of Electrical Engineering Department (EED), NITC; Dr. Kumaravel S, Chief Investigator and Associate Professor of EED, Mr. Christy George, Managing Director of Hycon India also spoke at the inaugural session.

This workshop discussed the novel technologies devised as part of the GAN-based High Gain DC-DC Converter fed Multilevel Inverter for the UPS Application Project. The project was funded by NaMPET-Phase-III. The project was funded by MeitY with a grant of Rs. 38.48 Lakhs.

The workshop also featured live demonstrations of various GAN-based DC-DC converters. The workshop also offered a platform for industrial experts, academics, professionals, and researchers, to explore the latest advancements and applications of GAN-based high-gain DC/DC converters in UPS systems, solar PV inverters, Electric Vehicles, medical electronics, etc.



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