REU Site: Technologies for Renewable Energy Generation and Management

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation under award 1157001 with a start date of June 1, 2012. Collaborators include Stuart Baur, Joel Burken, Curt Elmore, and Mehdi Ferdowsi. See also power.mst.edu/reu. The objective of this three year REU Site program at Missouri University of Science and Technology is to engage ten undergraduate … Read more

Improved Photovoltaic Arrays with Local Switched-Capacitor Converters

This award was funded by the National Science Foundation (award 0900940) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The performance period was September 2009 through August 2013. The objective of this research is to improve residential photovoltaic installations with switched-capacitor power converters. The approach considers a system topology in which … Read more

MSAT EPS

The Missouri S&T Satellite Team is currently building a satellite in two parts, MR SAT and MRS SAT. This is a microsatellite, significantly larger than a CubeSat but small enough to fit on a table top. KPE is building the electric power system, or rather, the power conversion portion of the EPS. This consists of: … Read more

ITW Military GSE

ITW Military GSE, located in Palmetto, FL, manufactures ground support equipment for military aircraft. A typical GSE unit supplies pre-conditioned air (to cool the avionics) and power (either 400 Hz or 270 V dc) so that the aircraft systems can run without the engine. KPE worked on both the main power converter and a variable … Read more