Energy, Power, Control, and Networks

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Energy, Power, Control, and Networks: Recent advances in communications, computation, and sensing technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for the design of cyber-physical systems with increased responsiveness, interconnectivity and automation. To meet new challenges and societal needs, the Energy, Power, Control andNetworks (EPCN) Program invests in systems and control methods for analysis and design of cyber-physical systems to ensure stability, performance, robustness, and security. Topics of interest include modeling, optimization, learning, and control of networked multi-agent systems, higher-level decision making, and dynamic resource allocation as well as risk management in the presence of uncertainty, sub-system failures and stochastic disturbances. EPCN also invests in adaptive dynamic programing, brain-like networked architectures performing real-time learning, and neuromorphic engineering. EPCN supports innovative proposals dealing with systems research in such areas as energy, transportation, and nanotechnology. EPCN places emphasis on electric power systems, including generation, transmission, storage, and integration of renewables; power electronics and drives; battery management systems; hybrid and electric vehicles; and understanding of the interplay of power systems with associated regulatory and economic structures and with consumer behavior. Also of interest are interdependencies of power and energy systems with other critical infrastructures. Topics of interest also include systems analysis and design for energy scavenging and alternate energy technologies such as solar, wind, and hydrokinetic. The program also supports innovative tools and test beds, as well as curriculum development integrating research and education. In addition to single investigator projects, EPCN encourages cross-disciplinary proposals that benefit from active collaboration of researchers with complementary skills.

Proposals for the EPCN program may involve collaborative research to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. ECCS will consider supporting a limited number of small team proposals of three or more Investigators from different disciplines and/or universities.

Areas covered by the EPCN Group (Abed, Baheti and Khaligh):

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<li>Control Theory and Hybrid Dynamical Systems</li>
<li>Networked Multi-agent Systems</li>
<li>Cyber Physical Systems Modeling and Control</li>
<li>System Theory for Biology and Medicine; Modeling of the Brain</li>
<li>Control and Optimization in Buildings, Transportation, and Robotics</li>
<li>Adaptive and Intelligent Systems; Neural Networks</li>
<li>Energy Harvesting, Storage Devices and Systems</li>
<li>Solar and Wind Energy and Integration of Renewables with Grid</li>
<li>Monitoring, Protection and Cyber Security of Power Grid</li>
<li>Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines</li>
<li>Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles</li>
<li>Innovative Grid-tied Power Electronic Converters</li>
<li>Policy, Economics, Consumer Behavior and the Power Grid</li>
Federal Grant Title: Energy, Power, Control, and Networks
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PD-16-7607
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 321558, 321576
CFDA Descriptions: Engineering Grants
Current Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2016 ECCS REU/RET Supplements; ECCS Submis
Original Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2016 ECCS REU/RET Supplements; ECCS Submis
Posted Date: Apr 25, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 25, 2016
Archive Date: Dec 3, 2025
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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