The Energy Systems Research Laboratory conducts federally funded research projects related to electrical energy systems on land, in space and at sea.
Research projects related to physics-based modeling for the design and optimization of electric drives in their operating environment. Part of this work utilizes online dynamic parameter optimization for controller development in energy systems.
Our research facilities include an energy system test-bed for movable vessels and for smart grid research. This is a unique facility which includes all types of alternate and conventional energy resources and simulators. We are performing research aimed at solving the smart grid operation and its communication puzzle for the utility industry and customer based systems.
Our researchers conduct cutting edge research related to Medium Voltage DC Distribution Architectures for many new systems ranging from residential based systems to future naval platforms. This is done with the help of a Real-Time Distributed Simulation environment with Hardware in the Loop (RTDS). Furthermore, our researchers help companies, government agencies and various research organizations develop products through computational prototyping tools and also perform evaluation of products for EMI emissions in their operating energy systems in order to satisfy for EMC and International Standards Compliance.
Energy Systems Research Laboratory provides outstanding research opportunities for graduate students and embeds significant research experience in its undergraduate interns. Research is funded by major federal agencies and a large number of major corporations.