• Implementation of Battery EVs and BESS into RAPSim Software to Enrich Power Engineering Education in DER-Integrated Distribution Systems
    Abstract: This paper presents the implementation of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) within residential networked microgrids that incorporate distributed energy resources (DERs) to produce electrical power, as well as an updated daily load curve for residential households, using Renewable Alternative Power Systems Simulation (RAPSim) Software. It is projected that the […]
  • Principles for Designing Engineering Curricula Grounded in Environmental Justice
    For generations, People of Color within the United States have been disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards that deny fundamental human rights, such as access to clean air, land, water, and food. Environmental inequities range from siting waste facilities in predominantly Black communities, to placing highways through low-income communities, to ordering migrant workers to use hazardous […]
  • Digital Twin Technology Applications For Transportation Infrastructure – A Survey-Based Study
    ABSTRACT In the last couple of decades, various industries have taken advantage of emerging advancedtechnologies, such as the digital twin, to find more effective solutions in their respective areas.In the transportation infrastructure sector, the implementation of digital twin technology isslowly gaining traction but lagging behind other major industries. To better understand thelimitations, opportunities, and challenges […]
  • Driving to the Future of Energy Storage: Techno-economic Analysis of a Novel Method to Recondition Second Life Electric Vehicle Batteries
    Abstract The transportation sector is trending towards electrification which means a dramatic change to the availability of used Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries which can be reused for grid energy storage systems (ESS). However, second life battery modules can have an imbalanced state of health (SOH) between cells which can reduce battery safety, life, and depth of […]
  • Economic Feasibility of In-Motion Wireless Power Transfer In A High-Density Traffic Corridor
    Electricity is expected to become a dominant power source in the transportation sector, but under astationary recharging model, electric powered vehicles still suffer some disadvantages relative to conventional vehicles. Recent developments in wireless power transfer (WPT) technology can enable analternative vehicle recharging model wherein power is supplied to vehicles while they are moving,mitigating the need […]
  • Economic Feasibility of Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer Lanes in Indiana Freight Corridors
    The technology of dynamic wireless power transfer (DWPT), also known as dynamic wireless charging, is key for eliminating range anxiety and lowering battery costs, and canthus further stimulate the adoption of electric vehicles and reduce emissions from the transportation sector. However, the deployment of high-power DWPT lanes capable of powering heavy-duty freight trucks can be […]
  • Using Connected Vehicle Data for Assessing Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Usge and Investment Opportunities
    With the projected growth of electric vehicles, there is a need for well-planned and equitable investment in the charging infrastructure. Connected vehicle data holds immense promise to understand the usage of electric and hybrid vehicles and thus inform policy. This paper discusses the use of connected vehicle data to inform decision makers on those investments. […]
  • Optimal pricing for bidirectional wireless charging lanes in coupled transportation and power networks
    Abstract As electric vehicles (EVs) become more prevalent, there is growing concern regarding their impact on transportation and power networks. Using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, EVs can operate as additional energy storage sources that make the power grid more efficient and reliable. With their onboard battery, EVs can relocate energy supply spatially and temporally. In this […]
  • Analysis of Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Usage in Proximity to Charging Infrastructure in Indiana
    Abstract This paper explores the movement of connected vehicles in Indiana for vehicles classified by the NHTSA Product Information Catalog Vehicle listing as being either electric (EV) or hybrid electric (HV). Analysis of trajectories from July 12-18, 2021 for the state of Indiana observed nearly 33,300 trips and 267,000 vehicle miles travelled (VMT) for the […]
  • A Novel Integrated Boost Modular Multilevel Converter for High Power Wireless EV Charging
    Traditional H-bridge based Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) systems used in electric vehicle (EV) charging possess many challenges in high power applications such as fast charging and dynamic charging. Although multilevel converters are suitable for high power applications, existing multilevel converter based WPT systems have many drawbacks such as the need for independent DC sources and […]
  • A 10 MHz GaNFET Based Isolated High Step-Down DC-DC Converter
    This paper presents design of an isolated high-step-down DC-DC converter based on a class-DE power stage, operating at a 10 MHz switching frequency using enhancement mode Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors. The converter operating principles are discussed, and the power stage design rated for 20 W is presented for a step-down from 200-300 V to 0-28 […]
  • A novel boost active bridge based wireless power interface for V2G/G2V applications
    Distributed energy generation (DEG) solely based on renewable energy sources (RES) provides a promising solution to today’s climate problems. However, DEG systems negatively impact grid stability. As such, researchers have proposed the utilization of electric vehicles (EVs) in order to improve grid stability through the provision of real and reactive power. Such schemes are known […]
  • Zero voltage switching assistance design for DC-DC series resonant converter with constant input current for wide load range
    Zero voltage switching assistance design for DC-DC series resonant converter with constant input current for wide load range In under-sea dc power distribution systems, constant current feed is preferred over constant voltage feed for robustness against long distance cable impedance. The input voltage of each power converter module in a series connected dc power distribution […]
  • A three-port series resonant converter for three-phase unfolding inverters
    Isolated grid-connected inverters are typically constructed of two stages, namely a voltage-source inverter stage and an isolated bidirectional dc-dc converter stage. Recently, two dual-bridge isolated series resonant dc-dc converters are used to synthesize segments of the line current and reconstruct the complete sinusoidal line currents using a three-phase unfolder. The unfolder technique synthesizes high quality […]
  • Two-stage sinusoidal generator with calibration and pulse train amplitude feedback for ultrasonic applications
    Ultrasonic applications require precise knowledge of the dispatched wave in order to process the returning signal. In this work, a cost effective two stage resonant sinusoidal source is presented, capable to adjust on demand both frequency and amplitude of the sinusoidal output. The source tunes automatically to the load parameters using pre-calibration, and is able […]
  • Active Balancing System for Electric Vehicles With Incorporated Low-Voltage Bus
    Electric-drive vehicles, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles, require a high-voltage (HV) battery pack for propulsion and a low-voltage (LV) dc bus for auxiliary loads. This paper presents an architecture that uses modular dc-dc bypass converters to perform active battery cell balancing and to supply current to auxiliary loads, eliminating the need for a […]