Investigate efficiency, possible installation applications for Deflection Converter Technology - BC-381

Preferred Disciplines: Energy and Power Engineering PhD / Masters student
Project length:  4-6 months
Desired start date: as soon as possible
Location: Mission, British Columbia
No. of Positions: 1-2
Preferences:  British Columbia, Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland, Vancouver.
Language : English
Company: Anonymous

About Company:

We specialize in electrostatics including their fundemental interactions and properties, we have developed deflection converter technology which will provide additional benefit to businesses when determining the advantages of converting from battery systems to alternate supercapacitor systems. 

Project Description:

Currently for charging electrostatics such as capacitors there exists two methods, the first option is traditional resistor capacitor "RC" circuits which can charge capacitors quickly but at terrible efficiencies of 50% or less. The next option is switch-mode constant current power supplies that have been able to produce higher efficiencies generally 75-85% at a cost of extending charging times, and the longer this extension of time the more efficient the charging process, to a certain point.

The investigation is to determine the efficicency of deflection conversion electrostatic charging, this will be used to determine benefits over existing methods to charge electrostatics, specifically constant voltage methods and ramping constant current methods, with additional emphasis on viability to scale/ integrate technology in existing systems and devices.

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • Determine operational efficiency % both in AC & DC circuits
  • Determine feasabiltiy to integrate into different systems ( transmission, electronics)


  • Analyse current baseline efficiency % levels of constant voltage/current methods with a fixed energy quantity in both DC and AC conversion circuits, compairing results to DC and AC conversion circuits utilizing deflection converter technology.
  • Determine through practical installation estimations the viability of actual installations of deflection converter technology as an alternative to current market place substitutions

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Advanced understanding of electrostatic power circuits and operation, including  charging and conversion methods and architecture, electrical engineering and system construction, operational uses and clear understanding of capacitors electrostatic fields and their electromagnetic interactions
  • System design and construction including device selection (ratings) and current limitiations for both high voltage and voltage sensitive systems. 


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