Electric Drive Research Center
The center, headed by Prof. Saad Tapuchi, Dean of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, established in 2014.
The center has two major fields:
A. Developing a drive for an electrostatic motor (not magnetic motor):
In this research, there's a development of mechanical installation for linear electrostatic motor that works on the principle of electrostatic field. The installation is supposed to draw in a slab made of dielectric material with very high dielectric constant. In the first stage, two ways linear motor that operated by application appropriate voltages will be developed. In the second stage, step linear and rotated motors can be developed
B. Improving the motors start it special non-conventional methods:
In this research, new energy saving starting methods are tested. This energy saving becomes significant in large motors. At this stage, these methods are tested and verified for small motors and after their verification; they will be applied to larger motors.
The center is funded by KAMIN fund (aprox. 100,000 NIS ) and also funded by the college.
The center employs students as research assistants, who receive decent scholarships for their work at the center.
Services, Equipment and Means that the center makes available to its members:
Motors and generators system with a capacity of 0.75 watts each.
High voltage supply for 10,000 volt.
DC and AC Voltage supply for 1,000 volt.
Basic equipment includes electroscope, generators, power suppliers and others.
Director: Prof. Saad Tapuchi