Power system planning, operation, and control, intelligent system applications to power systems, computational tools for power electronic design, and quiet motor drives.
The current research in this area focuses on topics such as Power Systems Analysis, dynamics and computerized control; dynamic security assessment and emergency control; voltage stability; intelligent monitoring and preventive control; applications of soft computing techniques; computer-aided protection; design of distribution systems; distribution automation; FACTs and VAR control; deregulated power system operation; energy conservation; study of demand side management; distributed generation.
Multi-objective and probabilistic robust control, nonlinear systems, intelligent distributed control, adaptive control, active vision, and quantum control.
Photovoltaic (PV) based devices and solar power plants can actively generate electricity from sunlight. In PV systems, the electromagnetic radiation is transferred to electricity in the form of DC voltage by PV cells. This voltage can then be transformed by solid-state SMPS converters to required forms, such as conventional household AC voltage .
The current research in this area focuses on topics such as Electro-magnetics; switched mode power conversion; power quality; simulation of MTDC and FACTS controllers; Modeling and analysis of STATCOM, TCSC, TCPR and UPFC; UPS systems; analysis, modeling and computer aided evaluation of SMPS; compact SMPS employing soft switching; PWM techniques; direct and indirect matrix 3-phase to 3-phase converters; digital control of industrial drives; self commissioning of induction motor drives; DSP controller development; stand alone generation using slip-ring induction motor; multilevel inverters for AC drives; current source inverter drives for induction and synchronous machines; development, testing and control of high power converters; permanent magnet machines; high performance filter design for distributed generation using power converters and for power quality.
HIGH VOLTAGE ENGINEERING
The current research in this area focuses on topics such as External random processes in insulation; polymeric outdoor insulators; pollution and flashover studies; Thermal problems in electrical insulation; partial discharge detection techniques; nano dielectrics; tracking and erosion, high power electromagnetics, computational EMC and pulsed power systems for HPM, NEMP, UWB and laser systems. Diagnostic testing and condition monitoring of power equipment; Overvoltage phenomena in power apparatus and systems; lightning; switching and very fast transient overvoltages; lightning protection systems; fault diagnosis; HVDC cables and GIS; super conducting magnets and cables; EHV/UHV power transmission; corona, radio interference; line and...
ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING SYSTEMS(EELC)
BALLASTS- Specifying a high quality energy efficient lighting system that utilizes both natural and electric sources as well as lighting controls can provide a comfortable yet visually interesting environment for the occupants of a space. Recently developed energy efficient lighting equipment such as compact fluorescent lamps and "soft-start" electronic ballasts can be used to help cut lighting operational costs 30% to 60% while enhancing lighting quality, reducing environmental impacts, and promoting health and work productivity. LED Lamps LED lamps are the newest addition to the list of energy efficient light sources. The current challenges of the LED source are a poor Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 65 or lower and poor efficacy, often less than 30 lumens per watt. LED lamps have made ...