IFEC 2020 Call for for Proposals
2020 International Future Energy Challenge
College Student Competition http://energychallenge.weebly.com/
Call for Proposals
IFEC is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized undergraduate engineering programs in any location.
The competition is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS), Power & Energy Society (PES), Industry Application Society (IAS) and Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).
Topic: Power Supply for Nano Satellites
§ 2x DC inputs: Max power < 60 W, Max current < 3 A, voltage 20 V
§ 3x DC outputs: 3.3 V @ 5 A, 5 V @ 4 A, and 8 V @ 2600 mAh
§ Functionalities: MPPT control (uniform and non-uniform solar irradiance)
§ Functionalities: Battery charging and discharging
§ Judgment criteria: Functionality, efficiency, power density, and cost.
Final Competition Location
Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
There will be a Grand Prize of $10,000 and three additional awards granted at $5,000, $3,000 and
² Each university can support only one team.
² Each team should have at least 4 members.
² Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.
² Teams should be composed of primarily undergraduate students.
² Graduate students can participate in team to provide high-level support.
Workshop at ECCE 2019 September 29, 2019
Letter of Intent Deadline November 11, 2019
Proposal Deadline November 25, 2019
Notification of Acceptance December 21, 2019
Workshop at APEC 2020 March 15, 2020
Notification of Finalists April 15, 2020
Final Competition July 20-22, 2020