Sensor fabrication lab
Sensor fabrication laboratory is involved in developing complete sensor based measurement system. The group, associated with this lab, is actively involved in research in following areas;
· Sensing device fabrication (Thin/thick film sensors)
· Sensing material & device characterization
· Testing and calibration
· Signal conditioning, addressing imperfections in developed measurement system.
· Wireless humidity monitoring
· Application of soft computing technique in signal conditioning.
· DGA (Dissolved gas analysis) based transformer condition monitoring.
· Application of soft computing techniques in DGA based transformer condition monitoring.
The laboratory has received research funding from prestigious funding agencies like, DST, DAE, DIT etc. In all lab has received approximately Rs. 1 Cr. as research grant. Lab is having state of art facility for the experimental work in the related area. Group has published around 90 research papers including 40 papers in reputed peer reviewed journals and 50 in proceedings of reputed conferences. Group is having working collaboration with CEERI, Pilani; IDDC, IIT-Delhi, NPL, DRDO, SSPL etc.
POWER SYSTEMS LABORATORY
Power system lab is a well equipped lab having experiments in the area of power system, power protection and energy studies. The Lab is having hardware and software based experiments with excellent research facilities. The lab is having following important Hardware and Software.
Hardware Based Experiments:
· A three phase transmission line model with T and Pi arrangements with three phase static star and delta capacitor banks to perform series and shunt compensation study and finding A,B,C,D parameters of transmission line and its efficiency, Ferranti effect etc.
· Conventional Electromechanical and Static relays like Differential Relay, Over Current and Earth Fault, Over Voltage and Under Voltage, Negative Sequence Relays etc.
· Weather forecasting Station predicting effect of Temperature, Humidity and Wind Speed on the Solar Radiation received on the earth is installed on the top of the roof of the lab to do research and projects in the area.
· Kippen Zonen Pyranometer to record minute to minute data of Global solar radiation for research purpose in the area.
· Different types of solar panels comprising thin film, mono-crystalline and poly crystalline of 2 kW are installed on the top of the roof of the lab to study characteristics of solar radiation and for doing research and major /minor M. Tech/ B. Tech Projects in the area.
· Different types of Batteries like Lead Acid, Li and Ni-Cd to study their characteristics.
· Mi Power
· Pv Syst
· PS CAD
Computer laboratory is equipped with latest version of licensed software like MATLAB, AUTOCAD, ETAP& PSCAD and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and compiler for C/C++ programs. This laboratory caters to the need of subjects like NACP, Power systems and electrical machines based experiments.
Measurement laboratory is equipped a latest technique of Active & Passive transducers like strain gauge, LVDT, pres-sure cell, frequency meter, thermocouple etc. Apart from these, it also has LCR meter, current transformer (CT), potential transformer (PT ), oscilloscope, ohm meter etc. The measurement laboratory also has basic infrastructure facilities for current, voltage, power, energy, resistance, inductance and capacitance measurement. This laboratory caters to the need of subject likes Measurement, Instrumentation, Process Control & Basic Electrical Engineering based experiments.
Electrical Machine Laboratory
The Electrical Machine laboratory plays a very important role in the proper functioning of the Electrical Power Systems. Electrical Machine laboratory of the department has set up important experiments based on AC & DC Machines like, Induction machines, Transformers, Phase conversion, DC machines alongwith other conventional sets of experiments. Special feature of all these experiments is that, they are expandable and many different types of tests can be explored on a particular set up. Therefore, it is also very well suited for carrying out project work by students of B.Tech. (Electrical) and B.E. (Electrical) in the field of electrical machines and power systems.
Control System Laboratory
Control system laboratory is equipped with kits to perform experiments on PID control, speed control of DC motor and servo motor, error detector, robo-vision, robot arm, relay control, stepper motor control, microprocessor and microcontrollers. Besides these, fuzzy logic kit, PLC, compensator and digital storage oscilloscope are also available in the laboratory. The laboratory has facilities to carry out research work. It is one of the advanced laboratories of the department with power back-up facilities for process control.
Power Electronics Laboratory
The power electronics laboratory has equipments with latest state-of-the-art technology. It offers simple experiments for understanding the basic concepts alongwith the advance facilities to conduct microprocessor, micro-controller and DSP based experiments and project works. Apart from conventional equipments, other major facilities available include HP make 4 channel digital stor-age oscilloscope with PC connectivity, Meco make energy auditor, HP make scopemeter with inbuilt multimeter in digital scope with PC connectivity. The Voltech make power analyser giving complete details of voltage, current, active-, reactive- and harmonic power, interface card to develop C/ C++ based software for hardware control, Tektronix make portable Techscope, ABB make voltage and current sensors, 80196KC and 8051 micro-controller kits for implementation of inverter control algorithms, and HP make Omnibook. The laboratory is well equipped even to support the students to work in the area of converters, inverters, intelligent motion control, power electronics application to power system including active filters, power factor correction, FACT controllers and STATCOM.
The microprocessor laboratory of the Department has many kits of microprocessor intel 8085 and intel 8086. The work station based on micro- processor intel 8085 have also been in-stalled in the laboratory to perform vari-ous experiments directly using assembly languages. One transparent PC-XT is be-ing used by students for demonstration of internal functioning. A facility of multi-us-ers based on pentium processor is also available for advance experiments in the microprocessor laboratory.
Basic Electrical Engineering Laboratory
This Laboratory is essentially designed and developed for Ist Year Students and is consisting of experiments dealing with the fundamentals of electrical networks, electrical machines, electrical instrumentation and basic electronics. In this laboratory, some of the experiments conducted are ; verification of basic net-work laws, determining the efficiency of transformers, study of operation of energy meter, applications of CRO, Verification of superposition theorem, Thevin’s theorem and Norton’s theorem etc. are also included in their course. The laboratory has the facilities so as to use it as electrical workshop. The maintenance and repairing of the equipments of various laboratories of the department are done in the laboratory.
Basic Electronics & Digital Electronics Laboratory
The basic electronics laboratory is designed to conduct experiments of analog electronics and digital electronics for undergraduate students. This laboratory is equipped with high quality dual channel oscilloscopes (C.R.O.),dual power supply, function generators , digital multimeters, milliammeter micro-ammeters and also voltmeters and ammeters. Here the students are trained to identify the basic electronic devices like transistor, diode and digital ICs and their pin-configuration. The students are encouraged to lookup the analog and digital circuits on bread board and test them using various testing equipments.
Communication Systems Laboratory
In this laboratory, the students are given first hand experience on basic communication systems such as trans-mitters, filters and receivers. This labo-ratory is equipped with communication training kits specially designed for undergraduate students. It has good quality kits of AM transmitters, SSB, DSB, AM receivers, FM transmitters and receivers, pulse code mudulation (PCM), PAM, PWM, PPM, and delta modulation and demodulation training kits. This laboratory also has duel chan-nel 60 mHz. CRO with digital display and function generator.
The supervisory systems are revolutionizing the industrial automation scenario in the world. In India, there has been significant rise in the level of automation in various industrial sectors. In power sector also, which is poised for a tremendous growth in the coming years, SCADA plays an important role in Generation, Transmission and Distribution. But, what ails the Industrial automation and Power sectors in India is the shortage of qualified engineers for specialized jobs in automation. The Department of Electrical Engineering has exploited the unlimited potential of the automation and Power sectors. The department has conceived, designed and executed a unique state of the art center for SCADA research and training, at Jamia Millia Islamia . When the Industry in India has just started adopting SCADA for better management and control of its processes, Jamia has gone a step further, to set up the SCADA laboratory for the benefit of Industrial Automation in general and Power Industry in particular. Typically, SCADA systems are proprietary and are the monopoly of big industrial houses. It is almost impossible for a student, academician or a practicing engineer to learn about SCADA as details are not readily available. This laboratory, which can teach a trainee the a-z in SCADA and automation, has every details of a SCADA system which can be experienced and experimented. The SCADA laboratory has already won laurels in the Industrial and academic circles. The SCADA laboratory, the first of its kind, is primarily used for regular research and training programmes for the benefit of Faculty and students of Jamia and also for practicing engineers, which is giving hands on experience on SCADA systems. Another major emphasis is on doing industrial consultancy and research for the benefit of Industrial Houses. In addition, the laboratory is conducting regular training programmes for practicing engineers on SCADA systems. Presently, such a laboratory facility is not available in any of the major engineering and academic institutions in India and abroad. The laboratory has been commented as a unique one by the IEEE Power & Energy magazine, March 2004.