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Visible to the public Modular Power Orchestration at the Meso-scale

Energy storage and power distribution comprise an integral part of the engineered systems that play critical roles in people's everyday lives, including transportation, utility, health, and security. However, in today's cyber-physical platforms, the generation, storage, allocation, and distribution of energy among modules is often managed in a haphazard and rigid manner that is fixed at the system design stage.

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Visible to the public Autonomous Vision-based Construction Project Monitoring

This Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) project supports research to enable the automated monitoring of building and infrastructure construction projects. The purpose of construction monitoring is to provide developers, contractors, subcontractors, and tradesmen with the information they need to easily and quickly make project control decisions. These decisions have a direct impact on the overall efficiency of a construction project. Given that construction is a $800 billion industry, gains in efficiency could lead to enormous cost savings, benefiting both the U.S. economy and society.

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Visible to the public Autonomous Underwater Power Distribution System for Continuous Operation

This project is focused on achieving persistent autonomy that advances the ability of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to perform long-term missions. The approach includes efficient mission planning, energy routing scheduling, adaptable docking system, and low-infrastructure platforms. The goal is to provide practical solutions by lowering deployment and operating costs, while also increasing efficiency, endurance and persistence.