Here in the RPCS laboratory, we focus on solving complex problems in mobility electrification, energy networks, energy efficiency and reduction of harmful gases. We look into these energy problems in the context of cyber-physical systems (CPS) problem. We are specifically interested in the feedback systems where we employ networked or distributed control, adaptive and predictive control, intelligent control, and real-time (time-constrained) control for power and energy management from component-level including batteries, wideband-gap power electronics to system-level including microgrids/nanogrids and buildings. In the context of the feedback system, we also employ wireless sensing using novel sensing technologies, and multi-sensory fusion algorithms to achieve reliability, flexibility and accuracy.
We provide special capability in our lab for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and rapid control prototyping (RCP) for testing and evaluation of the CPS in a real-time scenario. These real-time techniques can significantly reduce the cost of the system development.