Gordan Jurasek, Senior Hardware Engineer
Dana Senior Hardware Engineer Gordan Jurasek presented at the 2016 Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo in Fort Lauderdale. He discussed the design challenges and optimization choices necessary in the development of a brushless DC (BLDC) motor controller intended for use in hybrid and electric drive applications. The need to provide precise, high-power BLDC motor control for 12V, 24V, 48V and 300V+ systems in a common electronics design presents some unique challenges and drives the use of new materials and techniques, making this an exciting engineering project and resulting in a high-value solution for system integrators in the hybrid and electric marine industry.
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