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Electric Vehicle Inverter and Motor Controller

Formula SAE (FSAE) Electric is an international collegiate design competition hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers in which teams of students design, build and race fully electric, formula-style race cars. Due to the strict rules and the nature of the competition, teams are pushed to use the lightest, most power-dense motor available. However, almost all off-the-shelf motor inverters are either prohibitively expensive, especially for a student design team, or do not properly satisfy the rules ofthe FSAE Electric competition. As such, this project aims to develop a custom motor inverter prototype that will be fully legal under competition regulations while being designed with a focus on low cost, low weight, and ease of integration.

Team Members: 

Carson Graf

Noah Kessler

Kian Lane

Eric Quach