First Aggie Recipient of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Named

06/09/2022 — Utah State University electrical engineering student Tucker Skinner is the first Aggie to receive a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. In addition to the scholarship award, Skinner will be attending the foundation’s Innovators Gala in Orlando, Florida, this August and will be paired with an astronaut mentor. Read entire article at usu.edu

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

ASPIRE Engineering Research Center and Electreon to Launch Electrified Roadway Demo in Utah

03/10/2022 — NORTH LOGAN, UTAH & LOS ANGELES – MARCH 10, 2022 — Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE), a National Science Foundation-funded Engineering Research Center taking on the nation’s electrified transportation challenges to the widespread electrification of all vehicles and Electreon (TASE: ELWS.TA), the leading provider of in-road wireless electric vehicle charging … Continued