Electrical Power & Power Electronics Institute (EPPEI)

at Texas A&M University

 

Home
Seminars

Projects

Projects started in 2011
Projects started in 2010
Projects started in 2009
Projects started in 2008
Projects started in 2007
Projects started in 2006
Projects started in 2005
Projects started in 2004
Projects started in 2003
Projects started in 2002
Projects started in 2001
Projects started in 2000
Projects started in 1999
Projects started in 1998
Projects started in 1997

Projects started in 2011

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
REU Site: Smart Energy and Smart Systems: Enabling the Future through Electrical and Computer Engineering D. Kundur, K. Butler March 11 - Feb. 14 NSF
Smart Grid Research, Development and Demonstration M. Kezunovic May 11 - May 14 DOE
The Next Generation EMS Design M. Kezunovic June 11 - June 13 PSerc
Data Mining to Characterize Signatures of Impending System Events of Performance from PMU Measurements M. Kezunovic June 11 - June 13 PSerc
Hierarchical Coordinated Protection of the Smart grid with High Penetration of Renewable Resources M. Kezunovic March 11 - June 14 NSF-DOE
Smart Grid Education for Students and Professionals M. Kezunovic March 11 - June 14 NSF-DOE
A Low-Cost Inverter with Battery Interface for Photovoltaic-Utility System H. Toliyat Jan. 11 - Jan. 12 California Energy Comission
Impact of Bad Data and Cyber Data Attack on Electricity Market Operation L. Xie, Lang Tong, and Bob Thomas June 11 - August 13 PSerc
Quantifying Benefits of Demand Response and Look-ahead Dispatch in Systems with Variable Resources L. Xie, Steve Puller, Shmuel S. Oren, and Marija Ilic June 11 - August 13 PSerc

Projects started in 2010

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Installing a 30kW PV system on TAMU campus R. S. Balog   Texas State Energy Conservation Office
A Cyber Security Impact Analysis Framework for the Electric Smart Grid D. Kundur, K. Butler Sep. 10 - Aug. 13 NSF
A Framework for Cyber Security Analysis of the Electric Smart Grid D. Kundur, K. Butler July 10 - June 12 NHARP: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
The Smart Grid Needs: Model and Data Interoperability and Unified Generalized State Estimator M. Kezunovic, S. Grijalva June 10 - Aug 12 PSerc
Verifying interoperability and application performance of PMUs and PMU-enabled IEDs at the device and system level M. Kezunovic, A. Abur, A. Sprintson June 10 - Aug 12 PSerc
Impact of Wind Power Generation on Protection System M. Kezunovic Aug 10 - Aug 11 Vestas
Study of AC-Link Universal Power Converter H. A. Toliyat Dec. 10 - Nov. 11 Idela Power Converters
Look-ahead Coordination of Variable Resources for Providing Electric Energy and Regulation Services L. Xie Sep 10 - Aug 12 NSF
Assessment of Curtailed Wind Generation: Algorithm and Case Studies L. Xie Oct 10 - Sep 11 Vestas

Projects started in 2009

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
A Bio-Inspired Multi-Agent Framework for Real-Time Load Management in NG IPS Ships K. Butler, T. Zourntos March 09 - Feb. 11 ONR
CCLI: Enhancing Learning in Digital Systems with Video Games K. Butler, V. Srinivasan, S. Pedersen Jan. 09 - Dec. 11 NSF
Optimized Fault Location for Distribution Systems M. Kezunovic March 09 - March 12 ABB
PHEVs as Dynamically Configurable Dispersed Energy Storage M. Kezunovic, R. Baldick, I. Damnjanovic June 09 - Aug 11 PSerc
Communication Requirements and Integration Options for Smart Grid Deployment M. Kezunovic. W. Jewell June 09 - Aug 11 PSerc
Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Electric Machines H. Toliyat Aug. 09 - July 12 Qatar National Research Fund
Ultra-reliable Deepwater Electrical Power Distribution System and Power Components, Prognostic Health Monitoring of Subsea T&D Systems H. Toliyat Sep. 09 - Aug. 12 General Electric CRD

Projects started in 2008

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
The 21st Century Substation Design M. Kezunovic, Karady June 08- Aug 10 PSerc
Information Technology for the 21st Century Smart Grid M. Kezunovic, M. Grady, S. Santoso, and W. Lee June 08- Aug 09 State of Texas and The Center for the Commercialization of Electrical Technologies
Permanent Magnet-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Generators (PMa-SynRG) for Military Applications – Phase II+, H. Toliyat Aug. 08 - Oct. 09 Army Power Generation Branch

Projects started in 2007

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Power System Management for CBM Plus – Block 2 K. Butler June 07 - April 10 US Navy
Power System Management for CBM Plus – Block 1 K. Butler June 07 - Nov. 08 US Navy
Real-Time and Fast Digital Simulation Test Bed K. Butler June 07 - Jan. 09 DOD DURIP
CCLI: Enhancing Learning in Digital Systems with Video Games K. Butler, V. Srinivasan, S. Pedersen March 07 - Aug. 09 NSF
Integration of Asset and Outage Management Tasks for Distribution Applications M. Kezunovic, W. Jewell June 07- Aug 09 PSerc
Universal Design of Electrical Machine Stators H. Toliyat Jan. 07 - Feb. 10 Office of Naval Research
Permanent Magnet-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Generators (PMa-SynRG) for Military Applications – Phase II H. Toliyat June 07 - May 08 Army Power Generation Branch

Projects started in 2006

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Power Analysis and Reconfiguration Engine (PARE), Phase II K. Butler Oct. 06 - March 08 Navy STTR
Integration of Substation IED Information into EMS Functionality M. Kezunovic, T. Overbye June 06- Aug 08 PSerc
Synchronized Sampling Uses for Real Time Monitoring and Control M. Kezunovic Sep. 06 - Sep. 09 DOE-CERTS
Detection, Prevention and Mitigation of Cascading Events - Prototype Implementation M. Kezunovic, M. Venkatasubramanian, V. Vittal June 06 - Aug 09 PSerc
Intelligent Alarm Processor M. Kezunovic Dec. 06 - March 08 ERCOT
SGER: Integrated Solutions for Ubiquitous Use of Electricity and Cyber Services M. Kezunovic Aug. 06 - Feb. 08 NSF
Integration of  of Substation IED Information into EMS Functionality M. Kezunovic Jan. 06 - March 07 DOE-CTC
Flywheel Energy Storage Systems, Option I and II of Phase II-STTR H. Toliyat Nov. 06 - July 08 Calnetix and ONR
Flywheel Energy Storage Systems, Phase II-STTR H. Toliyat July 06 - Dec 08 Calnetix and ONR
Feasibility Study of Novel Permanent Magnet-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Generators (PMa-SynRG) for Military Applications H. Toliyat Sep 06 - Feb 07 Army Power Generation Branch

Projects started in 2005

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Multiple Uses of Substation Data Phase II M. Kezunovic May 05 - Dec 09 EPRI
Digital Protection System Using Optical Instrument Transformers And Digital Relays Interconnected By An IEC 61850-9.2 Digital Process Bus M Kezunovic, G. Karady June 05 - June 07 PSerc
Transient Testing of Protective Relays: Study of Benefits and Methodology M. Kezunovic, S. Meliopoulos, W. Jewell June 05 - June 07 PSerc
Reliability Based Vegetation Management Through Intelligent System Monitoring B. Russell June 05 - June 07 PSerc
Study of Homopolar Motors H. Toliyat March 05 - Feb 06 Anteon

Projects started in 2004

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Enhanced State Estimators A. Abur June 04 - June 06 PSerc
Optimal Placement of Phasor Measurement Units for State Estimation A. Abur June 04 - April 05 PSerc
Modeling and Simulation of Large Scale Power Systems and Stand Alone Power Systems K. Butler Sep. 04 - Sep. 09 DOE, MURI, ONR
REU Site –Electrical Engineering Research Applications in Homeland Security K. Butler, D. Kundur, T. Zourntos May 04 - Oct. 07 NSF, DOD REU site
PSERC – Liquid Filled Transformers P. K. Sen, K. Butler June 04 - May 06 PSERC, UCRC
Power Analysis and Reconfiguration Engine (PARE), Phase I K. Butler July 04 - Jan. 05 Navy STTR
Automated Topology Analysis Using Substation Data M. Kezunovic 2004 - 2005 ABB
Performance Assessment of Advanced Digital Measurement and Protection System M. Kezunovic, G. Karady Jan. 04 - Dec. 05 PSerc
Multiple Uses of Substation Data M. Kezunovic May 04-April 05 EPRI
Reliability Based Vegetation Management Through Intelligent System Monitoring B. Russell June 04 - May 05 PSerc
Reliability Assessment Incorporating Operational Considerations and Economic Aspects for Large Interconnected Grids C. Singh June 04- June 06 PSerc
Flywheel Energy Storage Systems, Phase I-STTR H. Toliyat June 04 - Jan 05 Calnetix and ONR
Redundant and Fault Tolerant Traction Motor Drives H. Toliyat Jan 04 - April 04 United Defense, LLP
Freight Car Axel Defect Monitoring System H. Toliyat Jan 04 - Dec 04 Transportation Technology Center (TTCI)
Enhanced AC Current-Based Rail Defect Detection H. Toliyat Jan 04 - Dec 04 Transportation Technology Center (TTCI)

Projects started in 2003

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Importance based visualization of energy networks A. Abur June 03 - May 05 NSF
Fault Detection of Electrical Faults in Shipboard Electrical Power Distribution Systems K. Butler July 03 - Jan. 04 Navy STTR
Substation Data Uses foor Improved Local and EMS Functions M. Kezunovic Sept 03 - Aug 04 DOE-CERTS
Improving the Quality, Quantity, and Diversity of Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduates C. Singh   ATP/TDT
Redundant and Fault Tolerant Traction Motor Drives H. Toliyat 2003 - 2004 UDLP
A Novel Integrated Doubly-Fed Electric Alternator/Active Filter (IDEA) for Wind Power Applications H. Toliyat 2003 - 2004 EISG
A Novel Integrated Doubly-Fed Electric Alternator/Active Filter (IDEA) for Wind Power Applications H. Toliyat June 03 - May 04 California Energy Commission
B1 Relay Investigation – Phase II H. Toliyat Jan 03 - Dec 03 Association of American Railroads
New Technique for Rail Defect Diagnosis H. Toliyat Jan 03 - Dec 03 TTCI Technology Scanning

Projects started in 2002

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Impact Analysis and Development of New Protection Schemes for Distributed Generators in Distribution Systems K. Butler, M. Ehsani Oct .02 - March 07 NSF
Online Detection of Underground Distribution Cable Failure K. Butler, B. Russel Nov. 02 - Dec. 04 EPRI
Development of advanced vehicle power systems M. Ehsani 02 -03 Army TACOM
Development of contact-less disc brake systems M. Ehsani 02 - 03 Texas ATP
Enhanced Reliability of Power System Operation Using Advanced Algorithms and IEDs for On-line Monitoring M. Kezunovic, A. Abur, R. Shoureshi, S. Meliopoulos June 02 - June 05 PSerc
Detection, Prevention and Mitigation of Cascading Events M. Kezunovic, V. Vittal, M. Venkatasubramanian June 02 - June 05 PSerc
MicroGrid Protection and Control R. Lasseter, M. Kezunovic June 02 - June 05 PSerc
Automated Integration of Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Scheduling for Circuit Breakers and Power Transformers M. Kezunovic, C. Singh, J. McCalley, V. Honavar June 02 - June 05 PSerc
Smart Sensor Development for Power Transmission and Distribution M. Kezunovic, M. Simoes, R. Shoureshi June 02 - June 04 PSerc
Data Integration and Information Exchange: Impact on Future Substation and EMS Applications and Related Implementation Requirements M. Kezunovic, A. Abur May 02 - Dec03  
Extended State Estimation for Synchronous Generator Parameters C. Singh, G. Huang June 02 - June 05 PSerc

Projects started in 2001

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Data Collection of Underground Distribution Cable Failure K. Butler, B. Russell June 01 - Oct. 02 TXU
Vehicle Power and Energy Research M. Ehsani 01 - 08 Honeywell
Technology  transfer of switched reluctance motor drives M. Ehsani 01 - 03 ARO, EPRI
Sensorless Switched Reluctance Motors for Efficient Pumps and Compressors M. Ehsani 01 - ??? ATP/TDT
Development of a Low Cost Inverter for Fuel Cell Power Systems P. Enjeti 01 - ??? ATP/TDT
Increased Electricity Supply through Real-Time Power System Monitoring and Control B. Russell 01 - ??? ATP/TDT
Distribution Fault Anticipator Phase II: Field Demonstration B. Russell, K. Butler 01 - 05 EPRI
Acquisition of Test Equipment to Advanced Research in Distributed Energy Systems (DES) P. Enjeti, B. Russell, C. Singh, H. Toliyat 01 - 04 NSF
B1 Relay Investigation H. Toliyat 01 - 2002 Association of American Railroads
An Undergraduate Course and Textbook Development Curriculum on DSP-Based Electromechanical Motion Devices H. Toliyat 01 - 03 TI
Condition Assessment of Railroads H. Toliyat 01 - 02 Sperry Rail Service

Projects started in 2000

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Power System monitoring Using Wireless Substation and System-wide Communications A. Abur, G. Huang Sep 00 - Dec 02 PSerc
Enhanced State Estimation by Advanced Substation Monitoring A. Abur, M. Kezunovic Sep 00 - Dec 02 PSerc
On-Line Detection of Underground Distribution Cable Failure K. Butler, B. Russell Jan. 00 - May 01 TXU
New Techniques for Maintaining Reliability in the Restructured Electric Utility Industry K. Butler, B. Russell Jan. 00 - Aug. 02 ATP
Steady State Voltage Security Margin Assessment G. Huang, A. Abur Sep 00 - Dec 02 PSerc
Accurate Fault Location in Transmission and Distribution Networks Using Model Simulation and Limited Field Recorded Data M. Kezunovic, A. Abur Sep 00 - Aug 02 PSerc
Automated Circuit Breaker Monitoring M. Kezunovic Sep 00 - Dec02 Reliant Energy HL&P
Power System State/Parameter Estimation and measurement Design for Distributed Multi-Utility Operation B. Russell Sep 00 - Dec02 PSerc
A Novel Five-Phase Brushless Permanent Magnet (5BPM) Motor Drive for Hybrid Electric Vehicles Applications H. Toliyat 00 - 02 Office of the Vice President for Research

Projects started in 1999

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Traveling wave based fault location for complex network topologies A. Abur 99 - 02 NSF
Predictive Reconfiguration of Shipboard Power Systems K. Butler 99 - 03 ONR
Assessment of the State of the Art of the Electric Shipboard Modeling, Simulation, and Control Research Program K. Butler Sep. 99 - March 01 ONR
Development of a Industrial Grade Active Filter to Cancel 5th, 7th, 11th, 13th, Harmonic Currents P. Enjeti 99 - ??? ATP/TDT
Self Evolving Agents for Monitoring, Control and Protection of Large Complex Dynamic Systems G. Huang, M. Kezunovic 99 - 02 ARO, EPRI
Power System Reliability Analysis Including Dynamics and Control Effects G. Huang, C. Singh 99 - ??? ATP/TDT
A Novel Five-Phase Electric Motor Drive for Electric/Hybrid Vehicles H. Toliyat 99 - ??? ATP/TDT
A Smart Electric Motor Drive for Electric Hybrid Vehicles H. Toliyat 99 - 02 ATP
Measurements of Electrical Power Inputs to Variable Speed Motors and their Solid State Power Converters: Phase III (1095-TRP) H. Toliyat, P. Enjeti 99 - 02 ASHRAE
Enhanced Low Cost Wind-Power Generating Systems using Novel Synchronous Reluctance Generator H. Toliyat 99- ??? Office of the Vice President for Researc

Projects started in 1998

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Distribution Systems K. Butler 98 - 99 TAMU
Office of the Vice President for Research Energy Resources Program Award
Characterization of Underground Cable Failures K. Butler, B. Russell 98 - 99 Texas Utilities Services
ENERGY - Design Optimization of the Electrically Peaking Hybrid (ELPH) Car M. Ehsani, K. Butler 99 - 99 ATP/TDT
A Low Cost Solution for Washing Machine's Motor Drive using High Performance Fixed-Point TI-DSP H. Toliyat 98 - 02 TI
A Smart Induction Motor with High Specific Torque H. Toliyat 98 - 02 ONR
Just-In-Time Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants A. G. Parlos, H. Toliyat 98 - 02 DOE

Projects started in 1997

Project Title Investigator(s) Duration Funding Agency
ENERGY - Advanced Tools for Power Quality Assessment A. Abur, M. Kezunovic 97 - ??? ATP/TDT
ENERGY - New Approaches to Develop Clean Power Converters P. Enjeti 97 - ??? ATP/TDT
Ongoing Support of High-impendance Fault Detection Technology B. Russell 97 - 07 GE, Mutilin
Detection, Classification, and Location of Faults and Incipient Faults on Electric Power Distribution B. Russell, K. Butler 97 - 02 EPRI
Distribution Fault Anticipator/Locator B. Russell, K. Butler 97 - 02 EPRI
A Novel Low Cost Wind-Power Generating System Using Permanent Magnet Brushless dc Generator H. Toliyat 97 - ??? Office of the Vice President for Research