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Research Areas

Integrated Wind Power Systems

  • Integrating wind turbines with energy storage systems to dispatch wind power
  • Establishing multi-level control frameworks to achieve balanced wind power generation and energy storage for a given load demand
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Wind Turbine Systems

  • Designing and controlling turbine drive trains for maximum wind energy capture
  • Design and Control of Variable Ratio Gearboxes for Distributed Wind Turbine System
  • Stability control of offshore wind turbine platforms
  • Control of Integrated Wind Turbine and Battery Systems

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Rechargeable Battery Systems

  • Developing and validating control-oriented single cell models
  • Developing pack models that could be scaled up for vehicle and wind turbine applications
  • Monitoring and controlling battery packs with respect to performance, safety and aging

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Single Cell Test Setup

  • Power Supply: 20V/80A/1.6kW
  • Electronic Load: 60V/150A/400W
  • 20C discharge rate/ 18C charge rate capability for 4.4 Ah cells
  • Hardware in the loop (HIL) control through TCP/IP communication

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Battery Pack Test Setup

  • Power Supply: 60V/416A/25kW
  • Electronic Load: 400V/800A/24kW
  • 25C discharge rate/ 15C charge rate capability for 800 Wh battery pack
  • Hardware in the loop (HIL) control through TCP/IP communication

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Fuel Cell Systems

  • Developing and validating dynamic thermal and humidification models
  • Studying thermal and water management of fuel cells
  • Designing controllers for multi-input multi-output systems
Fuel Cell test Setup Information

Fuel Cell Test Setup

  • 20W to 2kW with 15 pairs of CVMs
  • Transient temperature, pressure, flow, and cathode inlet RH control
  • Anode dead-end capable
  • Hardware in the loop (HIL) control through TCP/IP communication

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