Prosig Student Prize Awarded

Prosig are proud to announce, somewhat belatedly, that Oliver Klösters is the inaugural winner of the Prosig University Engineering Student Prize. The prize was created as part of Prosig’s University Partnership Programme. This is an ongoing programme of engaging with colleges and universities at a number of levels.

Oliver’s project was titled Electric Drive with Regenerative Braking for Electrical Vehicles. here’s how Oliver describes the project in his abstract – “With a look at today’s society with its increasing consumption of energy, the matter of reusing and saving energy is extremely important. This report covers the issue of designing a model of an electric drive with regenerative braking for laboratory use and presentation purposes”. The prize was judged by Prosig’s board of directors and Oliver’s project was chosen as an outstanding example of the high quality of work coming from Portsmouth University’s engineering department. The judges were particularly impressed with the number of engineering disciplines covered by the project. It was also felt that the subject was very relevant to modern trends in engineering.

The project used a DC electric motor and two 12V batteries to simulate the regenerative braking system. The design had to deal with voltage conversion and pulse width modulation as well as the braking mechanism itself.

The Completed Project

As well as Oliver’s winning design the judges were very impressed with projects by Kyaw Htet Lu (Design of a system to follow the Sun for a Solar Cell) and Sven Huegging (Control and Simulation of a naturally unstable non-linear system).

Oliver received his certificate and prize cheque at the department’s prize giving ceremony in July.

Oliver receiving his prize from Chris Mason of Prosig

Everyone at Prosig would like to congratulate Oliver on his prize-winning project and wish him every success in the future.


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