Research-Intensive Training

Delivering excellence via varied research avenues, trained faculty and innovation

Major Research Areas

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Optical Networks
  • Power Converters
  • Power System Optimisation
  • Smart Grids and Renewable Energy
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • System and Control Engineering

Ongoing Sponsored Projects

  • Design and Development of phono-cardiography based psychological stress classifier
  • A smart Wearable Device for Cognitive Assessment
  • Development of full-field polarisation-sensitive optical coherence tomography for soft biological tissue
  • Low-complexity power-efficient reconfigurable implementation of fractional order filters for weak ECG nonstationary biomedical signal processing applications
  • Smart Demand-Response Framework for load optimization in an Electrical Grid
  • Electric vehicle charging station as a voltage and frequency regulator, within the real time capability of the EVs available, in presence of intermittent renewable energy sources.
  • Energy Management of the Smart Home Using Cloud Infrastructure - A utility perspective
  • Demonstration of grid Supportive EV Charger and Charging Infrastructure at LT Level (D-EVCI)
  • Development and Prototyping of ICT enabled Smart Charging Network Components
  • Design and Development of AC-AC Converter and BLDC Motor controller
  • Development of full-field optical coherence tomographic system for the quantification of cancerous tissues
  • Development of diabetes and related disease identification system using iris and retinal images
  • Design and Implementation of Multifunctional Converter for Renewable Energy sources
  • Development of wireless Embedded system for Health monitoring of ambulatory subjects
  • Development Fatigue detection system
  • Brain Fingerprinting: Detection of physiological based concealed information in the brain of suspect using machine learning techniques

Research Facilities

Bio-Medical Instrumentation laboratory

Biomedical instrumentation lab provides the practical understanding of acquisition, measurements and constraints related to different biological signals such as ECG, EEG, EMG etc. This lab is equipped with State-of-the art bio signal measuring instruments like Spirometer, Polyrite 4-Channel Machine, Pulse Oximeter, EMG Bio-feedback Trainer, Ultrasonic Pulser/Receiver with PCI Digitizer Card, Bio-Medical Instrumentation Modules and Simulators, Cross Match I Scan2 Dual Iris Scanner, EMOTIV EPOC+ (EEG) Headset. It includes brief study of different medical instruments and their use in physiological measurements.

Instrumentation and Control Lab

The field of control and instrumentation is the prime most level for realization of any physical parameters, and their validation as real time systems with hardware equipment. This lab is designed to show case some state of the art facilities in the various domain areas of Instrumentation and Control (I&C) engineering. This lab entertains the core courses in UG domains namely, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Control Systems and sensors and signal conditioning and also entertains state of the art experimental facility to a PG course, Industrial Instrumentation and Control. The equipment available in the lab are of a wide variety like: DC Motor Speed Control Kit with DC Motor Unit, Potentiometric Error Detector, Linear System Simulator, Compensators Kit with External RC Unit, Temperature Control using ON-OFF & PID Controller with external Heater Unit, Syncro Transmitter & Receiver Kit, PC based Coupled Tank Trainer Kit for study of interacting and non interacting systems with USB adaptor, AC Bridges, Proximity Sensor Kit, Strain Gauge Kit, Piezoelectric Trainer, Dead Weight Pressure Gauge Tester, And many more…

Industrial Instrumentation Laboratory

The Industrial Instrumentation lab provides training to the students (B. E Electronics (Instrumentation & Control), B.E Electrical, M. E, and PhD) in the field of Industrial Instrumentation and control. A number of equipment’s like Say bolt Universal viscometer, Rotameter, Humidity trainer kit, Vibration measurement kit, McLeod Gauge etc. are available to demonstrate dynamic processes and to monitor various process variables. These equipment have been incorporated in the lab to enable students and research scholars to work in the field of industrial instrumentation and process control. Further, a dedicated Advanced level process station control containing the advanced software such as LABVIEW and MATLAB has been installed and is currently being used to measure process variables such as fluid level in tank, remote monitoring of sensor data, to monitor capacitive and ultrasonic sensor etc.

High voltage Engineering Laboratory

High voltage Engineering Laboratory is one of the oldest laboratories of Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department in Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. At present, this laboratory is used for practical classes of High Voltage Engineering Course in undergraduate Electrical Engineering programme and for M.E. Power Systems as well. Six postgraduate students have recently completed their research in the year 2019 on liquid and solid insulations with industry collaboration. At present one Ph.D. student is doing research on development of ester oil based insulating nano-fluid for power transformers. The list of major equipment which have significant role in present research work of this laboratory is mentioned below.

List of Major Equipment
1. Setup for measurement of High Alternating Voltages; (150 kV, 40 kVA, 50 Hz, Short duty).
2. Setup for Determination of the flash over voltage of suspension insulator using power frequency high voltage source.
3. Test cell (0-100 kV, AC) for measurement of break down voltage of transformer oil.
4. Setup for measurement of capacitance and loss angle (tangent delta) using transformer ratio-arm bridge for solid and liquid insulation.
5. Setup for determination of breakdown voltage of different insulating paper/ tape samples using the power frequency voltage source.
6. Test setup for generation of impulse voltage and its measurement using 500 kV, 12.5 kJ five stage impulse generator.
7. Experimental setup for determination of the level of partial discharges in the given sample using the partial discharge detector.
8. Operation of high voltage construction kit for AC, DC and Impulse voltages.

Network Analysis and Synthesis Laboratory

The Network Analysis and Synthesis Laboratory came into existence in the 2016 with the introduction of a design-based course Network Theory and Design containing self-effort hours. The students develop and perform tests on verification of ac network theorems, two port network parameters and filter and attenuator design for electronic applications. The students are supposed to carry out a minor project related to the subject Network Theory and Design in this laboratory. The students also get a simultaneous exposure of hardware as well as simulation through PSPICE and MultiSIM software in this laboratory.

Power System Simulation laboratory

The research areas of Power system simulation laboratory include modelling, simulation, optimization, power quality and planning of electric power systems. Besides the state of the art computational infrastructure, it maintains the repository of engineering application software namely MATLAB and application specific tool boxes, DigSilent Power factory, MultiSIM, PSCAD, FEADCOM.

Process Dynamics & Control Laboratory

The purpose of the laboratory is to develop the fundamental concepts and principles of process control among the students. The lab is well equipped with various set-ups, used to study the open-loop and closed-loop dynamics of different types of processes, interfaced with software such as MATLAB and PLC for controlling purpose. The state of the art equipment includes various trainers for Level and Flow Control, Pressure Control, Temperature Control, Electro Hydraulic and Electro Pneumatic Trainer, Current to Pressure and Pressure to Current Converter, Control Valve Trainer.

Thapar Freescale Laboratory

The Thapar Freescale Systems Lab, a part of an industrial collaboration was established in April 2010, in collaboration with Freescale Semiconductors Ltd (Now NXP India), Noida to encourage UG and PG students for design and development of microcontroller based systems. Thapar Institute developed two PG courses and one UG course related to the infrastructure provided by the Freescale semiconductors Ltd.

NXP further enhanced the technical support by augmenting more students learning kits. In 2015, NXP added 20 more ARM core based FRDM boards.

 

State of the art equipment includes 2-channel Digital Oscilloscope, ARM based boards, 16-bit microcontroller based students learning kits, High-end soldering station. Rasberry Pi-3, IoT development kits, Zigbee and Ethernet modules for embedded system.