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Final Competition Documents
Rules and Technical References
Travel Reimbursement Documents
Please find the following links to video presentations of IFEC 2019 events here and here. Some more news items here and here.August 24, 2019
The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. Sunny Wisconsin morning air charged with the spirit of international competition. Electrically charged, that is. On July 31, 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering hosted students from around the world for the 2019 International Future Energy Challenge.August 24, 2019
We are announcing two new media prizes as a follow-up to the just concluded IFEC 2019 event. Teams and individuals are encouraged to submit their photographs from the competition to the upload website: Photogr.email@example.com Entries …August 2, 2019
Final awards of the IFEC 2019 are as follows: Grand Prize: H-Bridges, University of Belgrade, Serbia Performance award: NoRocketScience, Stuttgart, Germany Innovation award: National Ilan University, Taiwan Ingenuity award: Utah State University, USA Finalists awards: …August 2, 2019
Hi all, We will gather at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, 31st July 2019 for the final race event of IFEC 2019. The racing order will be reverse rank order as of end of today. It would …July 30, 2019
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1heE1HNLHU_eB8zFDjyE1h5zwqNtDEmKlO2cWo64VpJI/edit?usp=sharingJuly 29, 2019
This file has updated test procedures along with schematic diagrams. 2019 July 28, IFEC 2019 E-Bike Test ProcedureJuly 28, 2019
Please send a pdf file of the Specifications Sheet of your team’s design entry to the following e-mail address as an attachment. Please use a naming convention: Teamname.pdf for the file. The deadline for submission is …July 27, 2019
This file has information about location, schedule, and other details: IFEC19 Schedule detailsJuly 26, 2019
E-Stop differences in specification. Can please describe the mechanism very detailed. Because we found differences in the technical references.
In the technical reference 0V are requeired to disbale the drive and 5V to enable. Will these signals be externally provided or do we have to create a constant 5V during the disbled mode. This …July 26, 2019
Please find the final competition agenda here: IFEC19 Final Competition AgendaJuly 26, 2019
Please find a copy of the wiring connections for the test schematic here for the dynamometer testing. Your EQUIPMENT UNDER TEST needs to have FOUR connection cables — one three phase connector to the motor …July 25, 2019
Since there are two penalty free attempts for the field test, will you consider the better time or the second attempt?
We would expect to use the best of the two attempts. The panel of judges be meeting on site and finalizing some of these fine details. They will be announced and clarified before the field-test.July 24, 2019
As a reminder: You intended to provide a letter to avoid possible difficulties when entering the USA with the test hardware. We are concerned that there may be problems with our luggage.
WE WILL ARRIVE BY PLANE AND WORRY ABOUT GETTING DIFFICULTIES TO TAKE THE INVERTER PROTOTYPE INTO THE PLANE. COULD YOU MAYBE UPLOAD A LETTER THAT CLARIFIES THIS? We have not had this as an issue …July 24, 2019
Good idea. We will try to arrange for something like that, using the commercial hardware.July 24, 2019
at TECHNICAL REFERENCE and PRELIMINARY TEST PROCEDURE(Updated 17 July 2019) ,their efficiency map has different condition which one is correct? The preliminary test procedure is a work-in progress document as we set-up the automated and …July 23, 2019
Is the converter operation supposed to shut down the converter if over-speed is reached? I am asking because of the free acceleration test, “d. Free Acceleration This test will be evaluated pass/fail. Must complete accel …July 23, 2019
Please make your own reservations, and we will arrange for reimbursement after the event.July 23, 2019
We found the parking lot in Madison on google maps, and it seems there is about 220m per lap. The Techincal Reference says 400m per lap. Which information is correct? Is the total race length …July 23, 2019
Is it required to provide a 5V output during “Disabled State” (Battery Current <1mA) ? No. 5V is used to power the Hall sensors routed through the connectors. As long as you have an internally …July 23, 2019
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