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Doing Business As Name:University South Carolina Research Foundation
  • Roger A Dougal
  • (803) 777-7890
  • Enrico Santi
  • Yong-June Shin
  • Charles Brice
Award Date:07/27/2009
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 315,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 315,000
  • FY 2009=$315,000
Start Date:09/01/2009
End Date:08/31/2014
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.041
Primary Program Source:040101 RRA RECOVERY ACT
Award Title or Description:Collaborative Research: I/UCRC on Grid-Connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES)
Federal Award ID Number:0934378
DUNS ID:111310249
Program:IUCRC-Indust-Univ Coop Res Ctr

Awardee Location

Street:1600 Hampton Street
Awardee Cong. District:06

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of South Carolina at Columbia
Street:Sponsored Awards Management
Cong. District:06

Abstract at Time of Award

Center for Grid-Connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES) IIP-0934390 University of Arkansas Mantooth IIP-0934378 University of South Carolina (USC) Dougal This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The purpose of this proposal is to start a new I/UCRC "Grid-Connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES)" with a focus on developing the new knowledge, tools, hardware, software, and personnel that are required to pervasively insert power electronics into the 21st century power grid in ways that will strengthen and modernize the grid. The lead of the proposed Center will be the University of Arkansas (UK) with the University of South Carolina (USC) as a research partner. New software will be developed to enable grid connected power electronics to benefit the grid as well as controlled loads. This will include new novel medium voltage multiport power converter system to efficiently and reliably integrate energy storage systems (ESS), and renewable distributed energy resources (DER), into the utility grid. The new IUCRC will target three industries: 1) utilities and other end users, 2) equipment manufacturers, and 3) component suppliers. This proposed center has the potential to improve sustainablility and profitability of US manufacturing by developing new technologies that will reduce energy consumption and pollution. The proposed I/UCRC plans to develop leading-edge industry relevant research, and to make full use of an already-developed national-caliber facility for design, development, test, evaluation, and standardization of distribution-level grid-connected power electronic equipment. Students and faculty members will gain valuable experience by interaction with industry partners. The PIs adequately describe their plan for including under represented groups in all areas of the research program. The Center will train students and practicing engineers and establish new courses that will integrate research with education. This center has the potential to make the US a leader in power electronic systems for grids especially for developing countries.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Islam, M.; Mohammadpour, H.; Ghaderi, A.; Brice, C.; Shin, Y. "Time-Frequency Based Instantaneous Power Components for Transient Disturbances According to IEEE Standard 1459" IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, v.PP, 2014, p.. doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2014.2361207 

D. Martin and E. Santi "Autotuning of Digital Deadbeat Current Controllers for Grid-Tie Inverters Using Wide Bandwidth Impedance Identification" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, v.50, 2014, p..

H. A. Mohammadpour, A. Ghaderi, E. Santi "Analysis of sub-synchronous resonance in doublyfed induction generator-based wind farms interfaced with gate controlled series capacitor" IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, v., 2014, p.. doi:10.1049/iet-gtd.2013.0643 

H. A. Mohammadpour, E. Santi "Modeling and control of gate - controlled series capacitor interfaced with a DFIG-based wind farm" IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, v.PP, 2014, p.. doi:10.1109 / TIE.2014.2347007 

Ghaderi, A.; Mohammadpour, H.; Ginn III, H.; Shin, Y. "High Impedance Fault Detection in Distribution Network using Time-Frequency Based Algorithm" IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, v.PP, 2014, p.. doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2014.2361207 

Publications Produced as Conference Proceedings

Martin, D;Santi, E;Barkley, A "Wide Bandwidth System Identification of AC System Impedances by Applying Pertubations to an Existing Converter" IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), v. , 2011, p.2549 View record at Web of Science

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