JSS ACADEMY OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Planned Research and Development Initiatives w.e.f 2018-19

To improve the quality and magnitude of faculty and undergraduate research, leading to publications in sci/scopus/wos indexed journals, research grants, consultancy and patents; the following research strategy has been proposed in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. A research and development team has been formed with the head of the department Dr.Suresh Singh as the chairman and other faculty members as executive members of the team.

    Research Strategy
  1. Department should identify a theme for finalizing the final year projects.
  2. The department should form teams which include the HoD as the chairman and the research coordinator of the department along with other faculty members responsible for execution of this research plan suggested.
  3. The research coordinator of department along with his/her team should identify the theme of the project in accordance with the specialization of the faculties in the departments.
  4. The research team should identify the sub themes of the main theme which will map the research areas of the faculty members.
  5. After finalizing the sub themes the research team should also come up with possible funding opportunities in the suggested theme/sub theme.
  6. If one or two students come up with innovative ideas which do not fall in the proposed theme the research team can allow the students to implement the project in their suggested area.
  7. The ultimate aim of the research plan suggested is to supports excellent, long-term research and high-quality project proposal and publication
  8. Department will try to tie up with sci/Scopus indexed journals in the theme suggested and try to manage a special issue with the head of the department as the editor and other subject expertise within and outside institution as the co-editors.

Department R & D theme:

Smart Energy Systems

On the journey to the smarter, greener technologies and a sustainable planet, there is but one keystone area that is setting the framework for everything else — and that is smart energy. Smartening our energy system is a way to ensure our lights stay on. The smart energy system, supported by new devices like the smart meter, offers us a way not only to manage rising energy demand and changing energy use patterns, but also to integrate new technologies while helping to limit environmental and cost impacts. Considering the benefits of Smart Energy System concept and also taking into consideration the specialization of faculty members of the department the suggested theme for implementation of projects for the academic year 2018-2019 by research team is Smart Energy Systems.

Sub Themes:

  1. Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing

    Smart energy system manages power demand in reliable and economic manner by detecting and reacting to local changes in usage. The infrastructure comprises of smart meters, appliances, and resources with a combination of modern technologies like, control, power, instrumentation, and communication. In such a complex scenario, signal processing techniques are essential to understand, plan, design and operate. Smart metering, Safety and security, vehicular transportation, power quality, fault diagnosis, modern instrumentation and control and island control are the sub themes of signal processing for smart energy systems.

    Associated Faculty Members: Dr. Sujatha K S, Ms. Pooja Prakash, Ms. Aishwarya G Patil
  2. Power System Dynamics Operation and Control

    Our aim is to develop models, methods, tools, and control strategies to maintain a secure and reliable operation of power systems in a cost effective manner. Constraints which threaten/affect the stable operation of power system, Design of Mathematical models to study the steady-state and dynamic behavior of system under different circumstances, Implementation and verification of control strategies using different scientific tools to examine mathematically and analytically challenges faced by modern power systems and behavior and impact of modern power system devices, such as FACTS and HVDC devices, on stability and reliability of power systems are the sub themes of Power System Dynamics Operation and Control.

    Associated Faculty Members: Mr. Anand Kumar Pandey, Meghna B N, Hemanth Kumar M. H
  3. Power Electronics and renewable energy Integration

    The global electrical energy consumption is still rising and there is a steady demand to increase the power capacity. The production, distribution and use of the energy should be as technological efficient as possible and incentives to save energy at the end-user should also be set up. Two major technologies will play important roles to solve the future problems. One is to change the electrical power production sources from the conventional, fossil (and short term) based energy sources to renewable energy resources. Another is to use high efficient power electronics in power generation, power transmission/distribution and end-user application. Advanced power electronic systems are deemed to be an integral part of renewable, green and efficient energy systems. Solar, Wind and Fuel cell energy systems are among some of the most preferred renewable sources of electricity generation. The power electronics and control research group of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at JSSATE, Noida, is working in coordinated manner on design, analysis and control of power electronics interfaces for solar PV, wind and fuel cell energy systems. The group is also doing research on power converters and their control for AC/DC microgrids, smart grid and FACTS applications.

    Associated Faculty Members: Dr. Suresh Singh (Coordinator), Mr. Anand Kumar Pandey, Ms. Chaitra Yadahalli, Meghna B N, Hemanth Kumar M. H
  4. Automation, Control and IOT

    A large number of units with flexible power generation and consumption are expected to be part of the future power system. If pooled together in a large-scale aggregated system these smaller units could potentially offer flexibility to the power system. If the units are controlled and coordinated well, they can help to partially balance the fluctuating power production caused by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. So far, the mass-scale implementation of smart energy systems has been rather cost-prohibitive and thus at a premium for even the best of modern cities. As a recent cost-relieving breakthrough in this slow-go area, the Internet of Things smart grid solutions have come up with a practical cure to balance out the increasing sophistication of the energy distribution networks and achieve real-time visibility into the consumption process.

    The IoT functional blocks allow assembling smart energy solutions with both speed and seamless interoperability. Various sensors, smart metering devices, controllers, smart energy monitors, and electrical grid assets can be, almost literally, plugged into the IOT cluster and managed in real-time over secure network connection. This can be specifically designed to handle large scale deployments by ensuring mission-critical fault-tolerance and high availability during peak loads.

    Associated Faculty Members: Dr. Suresh Singh, Dr. Sujatha K S, Ms. Chaitra Yadahalli, Ms. Pooja Prakash, Ms. Aishwarya G Patil