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Pid4898649.Pdf, Hamidreza Jafarian 2017 Selected Works

Pid4898649.Pdf, Hamidreza Jafarian

Hamidreza Jafarian

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Ecce_2017_Harmonics_Nk4_Je.Pdf, Hamidreza Jafarian 2017 Selected Works

Ecce_2017_Harmonics_Nk4_Je.Pdf, Hamidreza Jafarian

Hamidreza Jafarian

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Loss Model For Gallium Nitride Dc-Dc Buck Converter, Rushi P. Patel 2017 Mississippi State University

Loss Model For Gallium Nitride Dc-Dc Buck Converter, Rushi P. Patel

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee

In recent years, more research has been done on Enhancement Mode Gallium Nitride (eGaN) converters, as the world is moving towards more power efficient converters. Power converters play a major role in efficiently controlling and converting electric energy used by machines, systems, and everyday products. The process to make converters more efficient was complicated and slow in the twentieth century. One of the important aspects in power electronics is to evaluate different losses and minimize losses to achieve high efficiency of the converter. With help of simulation tools such as MATLAB and LTspice, this process has become much faster and ...


Smart And Sustainable Aquaponics, Ryan Toal, Kevin Claggett, Justin Goh 2017 Santa Clara University

Smart And Sustainable Aquaponics, Ryan Toal, Kevin Claggett, Justin Goh

Electrical Engineering Senior Theses

As the global population increases, new ways of sustainable and efficient food production need to be explored in order to meet the growing demand from society. In this paper we explore the methods and functionality of an off-grid, semi-autonomous aquaponics system. This system will serve as a proof of concept for a large scale aquaponics system which can be modelled in other parts of the world where arable land is scarce. It was found that though the initial startup costs are high, it will be able to reduce the cost of food in the long run. The system implements a ...


The Solar Microgrid Project In Togo, Christian Jason Wintery, Alexander Mayorkis 2017 Santa Clara University

The Solar Microgrid Project In Togo, Christian Jason Wintery, Alexander Mayorkis

Electrical Engineering Senior Theses

Danyi Mempassem, Togo, Africa has villagers in need of electricity, however, they cannot afford to put in the infrastructure and then pay the steep cost of energy from the government. The best option for energy for the village is an affordable and renewable resource but due to limitations of geography the only viable option is a photo-voltaic system. We designed a working solar microgrid tailored for the location and weather of the village which can support all of the lights, cell phone chargers, and televisions that the villagers need/desire while being reliable, sustainable, safe, and affordable. The design and ...


Jump Linear Quadratic Control For Energy Management Of An Isolated Microgrid, Nathaniel Tucker 2017 Santa Clara University

Jump Linear Quadratic Control For Energy Management Of An Isolated Microgrid, Nathaniel Tucker

Electrical Engineering Master's Theses

Energy security and the aging grid infrastructure in the United States are two important subjects at the crossroads between politics and technology. One proposed solution to these two issues revolves around the concept of an isolated microgrid. Isolated microgrids are becoming increasingly popular combining multiple energy generation and storage systems to diversify and secure their private energy portfolios. The work presented in this thesis applies jump linear quadratic control to the energy management of an isolated microgrid operating with solar generation, fuel cell, and battery energy storage system. A continuous finite state Markov chain is used to model the intermittent ...


A Multiperiod Generalized Network Flow Model Of The U.S. Integrated Energy System: Part I—Model Description, Ana Quelhas, Esteban Gil, James D. McCalley, Sarah M. Ryan 2017 Iowa State University

A Multiperiod Generalized Network Flow Model Of The U.S. Integrated Energy System: Part I—Model Description, Ana Quelhas, Esteban Gil, James D. Mccalley, Sarah M. Ryan

James McCalley

This paper is the first of a two-part paper presenting a multiperiod generalized network flow model of the integrated energy system in the United States. Part I describes the modeling approach used to evaluate the economic efficiencies of the system-wide energy flows, from the coal and natural gas suppliers to the electric load centers. Under the proposed problem formulation, fuel supply and electricity demand nodes are connected via a transportation network, and the model is solved for the most efficient allocation of quantities and corresponding prices. The methodology includes physical, economic, and environmental aspects that characterize the different networks. Part ...


Smart Grid Technology In The Developing World, Jacob R. Young 2017 Seattle Pacific University

Smart Grid Technology In The Developing World, Jacob R. Young

Honors Projects

A smart grid is the integration of communication and information technologies with contemporary power infrastructure to enhance load service and to incorporate continually evolving end-use applications. It is the latest advancement in the areas of power generation, transmission and distribution. It has advanced beyond the traditional grid structure at every stage; a smart grid is capable of incorporating distributed generation (DG) renewable sources and has improved transmission capabilities through implementation of technologies such as Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS). Through the addition of control technology in the distribution network a smart grid is able to implement “self-healing” and other methods ...


Automatic Standby Power-Saving Power Strip, Trung Nguyen 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Automatic Standby Power-Saving Power Strip, Trung Nguyen

Electrical Engineering

The Standby Power Saving Power Strip improves on common power strip functionality. The project reduces the power loss from most electrical devices’ standby power mode, while retaining the convenience of leaving the devices plugged-in. The surge protector automatically recognizes when the plugged-in devices enter standby power mode. Then, it shuts off power to that device and automatically provides power back to the plugged-in devices, when turned on.


Hybrid Water Pump, Dylan W. Grant, Wei Chen Yeh 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Hybrid Water Pump, Dylan W. Grant, Wei Chen Yeh

Electrical Engineering

This project seeks to use multiple sources to power a water pump. We will design a system which will combine inputs from solar and wind energy production to ensure the pump will have enough power to run. This will create a system powered by clean energy and will be self-sustained once completed. This will theoretically create a more sustainable source of power for the pump than only one of the sources. Because the power sources don’t require outside inputs (aside from sun and wind), the pump can be placed in a remote area. This could be very helpful in ...


Microgrid Protection Student Laboratory, Ian Hellman-Wylie, Joey Navarro 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Microgrid Protection Student Laboratory, Ian Hellman-Wylie, Joey Navarro

Electrical Engineering

To better prepare students for careers in the electric power industry, specifically in the discipline of power system protection, the Electrical Engineering Department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo proposed an initiative calling for the creation of new laboratory curriculum that uses microprocessor-based relays to give students hands-on experience in the application of protection theory. This report describes the creation of a system that meets this need by providing a laboratory-scale power system that demonstrates the use of common protective relays and protection schemes. This system provides a platform for laboratory coursework using protective relays for transmission line, transformer, and ...


Lab-Scale Circuit Breaker Module For Power System Laboratories, Amanda Barley, Allen C. Scozzari, Joshua E. Chung 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Lab-Scale Circuit Breaker Module For Power System Laboratories, Amanda Barley, Allen C. Scozzari, Joshua E. Chung

Electrical Engineering

In this project, a circuit breaker that can simulate different types of power system faults is redesigned, constructed, and tested. They will then be implemented in power systems laboratory courses at Cal Poly. The project’s goal is to improve a previous circuit breaker design to help students better visualize how faults affect power systems in the real world. Two main improvements are made to the previous circuit breaker design. The first improvement is to power the breaker with a typical wall outlet adapter instead of the DC source from the Cal Poly power systems laboratory test benches. This lets ...


Dual Input Microinverter For Tandem Cells, Forrest M. Lipske, Daniel A. Dich-Dang 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Dual Input Microinverter For Tandem Cells, Forrest M. Lipske, Daniel A. Dich-Dang

Electrical Engineering

For every solar panel, there is an inverter which transforms the harvested DC electricity into AC electricity so that it can connect to the grid and power household appliances. In this project, we examined a tandem solar cell being designed by Iris Photovoltaics which has two layers with two distinct outputs, and we explored several solutions to create a microinverter which can handle dual inputs from the tandem PV and combine them into a single AC output. To examine the viability of such a microinverter, we designed and simulated the DC-DC combination portion of the specialized dual input microinverter, resulting ...


Student Experimental Farm Smart Pathway Lighting System, Emily A. Whitaker, Vineal S. Singh, Edith Rodriguez 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Student Experimental Farm Smart Pathway Lighting System, Emily A. Whitaker, Vineal S. Singh, Edith Rodriguez

Electrical Engineering

This project works together with the Student Experimental Farm (SEF) and the DC House in order to install a smart lighting pathway system. This system will run off of DC power supplied by the solar panels connected to the DC House. This project tested and explored the group’s abilities to design and implement a full system run off of 48V DC. By installing this system it will greatly improve the ease for students to work at the SEF beyond daylight hours. The system will allow continuous dull lighting and will switch to full brightness once a person is detected ...


Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charger, Jessica A. Bombardier Shaw, Andrew F. Moradpour 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charger, Jessica A. Bombardier Shaw, Andrew F. Moradpour

Electrical Engineering

This project will look into how to create an efficiently-operated solar powered electric vehicle charger. The solar panel will harvest energy from the sun that will be stored a battery pack to be readily available to charge an electric vehicle. These stations could be commercialized to be located along a highway, or personalized for a in-house installation.


Solar Roller - Solar Powered Usb Charging Station, Aaron Bartfeld, Tanner Mjelde, Kaylan Naicker 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Solar Roller - Solar Powered Usb Charging Station, Aaron Bartfeld, Tanner Mjelde, Kaylan Naicker

Electrical Engineering

As the necessity for renewable energy increases, solar power becomes more and more prevalent. At the same time, as technology increases, the necessity for charging one’s electronic devices also increases. The Solar Roller merges solar energy with the ability to charge one's electronic device in one compact cart. The Solar Roller is a solar-powered USB charging station that allows people of all backgrounds to develop a better understanding of alternative fuels, while charging their USB device. It has a touch screen display that provides voltage levels of the battery as well as a TV that displays solar powered ...


Dc House Energy Management System, Zachary L. Eldredge, Zoe M. Hay 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Dc House Energy Management System, Zachary L. Eldredge, Zoe M. Hay

Electrical Engineering

In this work, a previously completed proof of concept for an Energy Management System (EMS) for the DC House project has been revised and re-implemented. The implemented design changes will improve the performance and reproducibility of the system. This new design of the EMS replaces the two-separate buck and boost DC-DC converters with a single bidirectional DC-DC converter to reduce components and improve efficiency. Analysis of the bidirectional DC-DC converter shows high efficiency especially at larger load currents. The code of the previous work was updated for smoother operation as well as to accommodate an LCD capable of displaying more ...


Light Sensing Automated Blinds, Andrew B. Hodges, Ryan C. Flick 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Light Sensing Automated Blinds, Andrew B. Hodges, Ryan C. Flick

Electrical Engineering

This project is solving the problem of wasted energy within buildings and homes, because currently the lights turned on inside building do not utilize natural, ambient light from the sun. Rather than having unnecessary light from a light source, the automated light sensing smart blinds can sense the amount of light outside the window and in the room, and then adjust the angle of the blinds to save energy by utilizing the available outdoor light. This way, the light source will not be running at maximum power output while there is excess light coming through the window. This project aims ...


A Multiperiod Generalized Network Flow Model Of The U.S. Integrated Energy System: Part I—Model Description, Ana Quelhas, Esteban Gil, James D. McCalley, Sarah M. Ryan 2017 Iowa State University

A Multiperiod Generalized Network Flow Model Of The U.S. Integrated Energy System: Part I—Model Description, Ana Quelhas, Esteban Gil, James D. Mccalley, Sarah M. Ryan

Sarah M. Ryan

This paper is the first of a two-part paper presenting a multiperiod generalized network flow model of the integrated energy system in the United States. Part I describes the modeling approach used to evaluate the economic efficiencies of the system-wide energy flows, from the coal and natural gas suppliers to the electric load centers. Under the proposed problem formulation, fuel supply and electricity demand nodes are connected via a transportation network, and the model is solved for the most efficient allocation of quantities and corresponding prices. The methodology includes physical, economic, and environmental aspects that characterize the different networks. Part ...


دینامیک سیستم های قدرت, Hadi Zayandehroodi 2017 Department of Electrical Engineering, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

دینامیک سیستم های قدرت, Hadi Zayandehroodi

Dr. Hadi Zayandehroodi

No abstract provided.


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