The University of Auckland

Project #120: E-Lock: Controller of an electropermanent magnet based door lock

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Description:

Most electronic door locks use a solenoid based locking mechanism, which have several drawbacks. This project presents an opportunity to design and develop a novel type of magnetic lock which uses electro-permanent magnets, which can be bistable and also ultra energy efficient for infrequent operation. The basic door lock has already been designed and this project will take it to a different level with electronic control.

 

Research component

·       Conduct a research on electropermanent magnets and their functionality

·       Improve the existing electronic design to make it more energy efficient

·       Investigate control strategies used on electronically controlled locks

·       Add on electronic control to the electropermanent magnet door lock

Investigate the overall energy efficiency and performance of the final door lock design

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