USU officials and UPEL faculty broke ground for the Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Test Facility. This facility is the first of its kind in the United States and hopes to push the envelope of advanced research in wireless power transfer for electric vehicles in motion. Construction is expected to complete in the Spring of 2015. See the links below for press coverage of the event:
UPEL Student, Warren Chen, published a paper at COMPEL this year, the annual conference for Control and Modeling for Power Electronics. The paper, titled "Isolated bidirectional DC/AC and AC/DC three-phase power conversion using series resonant converter modules and a three-phase unfolder", highlights recent research with a Dual Active-Bridge Resonant Power converter. The converter, paired with a three-phase unfolder is able to achieve low AC THD without the need for a bulky LC filter, instead using the large bandwidth of the converter.