Project: Miniaturized Electrical Motor Controller for harsh environments

The Miniaturized Electrical Motor Controller for Harsh Environment (MINI-EMC) project targets development of a new range of motorized products suitable for extreme environments in terms of temperature ranges and shock in significantly volume-constrained applications. Successful completion of the project will enable to pursue a fast growing market within niche markets such as offshore deep drilling, mining, nuclear waste surveillance, and more electric vehicles (automotive, aircraft, spacecraft, ships, and unmanned aerial vehicles), gas turbines starters, control of valves in gas and steam power plants. _x000D__x000D_Miniaturization is important to be able to provide a complete system solution for motor manufacturers. It is desirable to integrate the motor controller together with the motor itself in a standalone package that only requires power and data communication within one robust connector. Existing integrated solutions on the market are not extremely miniaturized using 3D-System-in-Package (3D-SiP) technology, or do they provide an extended industrial temperature range of -55 °C to 200 °C which is the target temperature range for this project. _x000D__x000D_ÅAC Microtec is a worldwide known company for robust 3D electronics packaging with product sales in space to world wide leading industrial key players. ÅAC have developed the smallest space compatible motor control module to date (MCC) and demonstrated it with the European Space Agency. ÅAC Microtec is the SME coordinator of the project and will have the prime role of this proposal and the commercial driver of the results._x000D__x000D_CSEM, Centre Suisse d’ Electronique et de Microtechnique (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology), founded in 1984, is a private research and development center specializing in microtechnology, nanotechnology, microelectronics, system engineering and communications technologies. CSEM will contribute with its experience in advanced motor control and system integration._x000D_

Acronym MINI-EMC (Reference Number: 6990)
Duration 01/01/2012 - 30/06/2014
Project Topic The MINI-EMC project targets development of a new range of motorized products suitable for extreme environments in terms of temperature ranges and shock in significantly volume-constrained applications.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
A first prototype of a motor driver, meeting the targeted specifications, for high temperature applications e.g. oil drilling.
Network Eurostars
Call Eurostars Cut-Off 7

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
2 Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA Partner Switzerland
2 ÅAC Microtec AB Coordinator Sweden