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Port Hueneme, CA

Renewable Energy, Micro-grid and Storage Project for Electrical Engineers

Description Summary: This project is seeking interns to assist in evaluation of liquid air energy storage technology, waste to energy technology, wind turbine performance and the testing and evaluation of a DC Micro-grid.

Renewable Energy Projects for Mechanical/ Chemical Engineers

Description Summary: This project is seeking interns to assist in evaluation of liquid air energy storage, ocean wave energy concepts, wind turbine performance, waste to energy technology, and the fabrication and testing of scale model wind turbines.

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Renewable Powered Energy Storage Methods to Reduce Energy Costs

Principle Investigator: Dr. Gannon, Anthony

Description Summary: This project looks at the services required to maintain facilities such as cooling, heating and lighting to identify optimal energy storage systems. This includes ice storage for cooling, high temperature bricks for heating, supercapacitors for energy bridging and compressed air for shop air and electrical generation.

Novel Turbomachinery Concept Design and Testing

Principle Investigator: Dr. Gannon, Anthony

Description Summary: This project investigates usual concepts in propulsion and improvements in gas turbine engines. One example in the use of cross-flow fans to power vertical take-off small craft.

Radar Scattering Simulations of Moving Targets

Principle Investigator: Dr. Jenn, David

Description Summary: This project is developing two shroud concepts to suppress Doppler-filtered radar cross-section of wind turbine rotors.

Efficient Implementation of Solid State Transformers

Principle Investigator: Dr. Weatherford, Todd

Description Summary: This project aims to investigate new switching devices such as SiC and GaN for use in solid state transformers (SSTs) for their performance, application, reliability, and cost.

San Diego, CA

Plug load monitoring and control engineer

Principle Investigator: Liu, Wayne

Description Summary: This project is using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and Safeplug smart outlets to identify, measure and control the power consumption of almost any appliance.

Cyber Security and Energy Efficiency Research

Principle Investigator: Dr. Romero-Mariona, Jose

Description Summary: This project aims to develop a framework that enables the proper and efficient evaluation of technologies for securing SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) networks for various industrial applications, including the electric grid.

University of Hawaii West Oahu, HI

SCADA Deploy

Principle Investigator: Au, Henry

Description Summary: This project will map existing SCADA/DDC systems at various commands and joint bases to develop SCADA network models for various connected devices as well as determine availability for newer technologies and security.