NSF RFP for Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems (EPAS) – Core Program

TITLE:  Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems  (EPAS)  –  Core Program

PD 13-7607


DUE:      Full Proposal Window:   01 October – 01 November 2012  and annually thereafter

REU/RET Supplement 01 April and  annually thereafter

AWARD:  TBD, Core Program

SCOPE:  The Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems (EPAS) program invests in the design and analysis of intelligent and adaptive engineering networks, including sensing, imaging, controls, and computational technologies for a variety of application domains. EPAS places emphasis on electric power networks and grids, including generation, transmission and integration of renewable, sustainable and distributed energy systems; high power electronics and drives; and understanding of associated regulatory and economic structures. Topics of interest include alternate energy sources, the Smart Grid, and interdependencies of critical infrastructure in power and communications. The program also places emphasis on energy scavenging and alternative energy technologies, including solar cells, ocean waves, wind, and low-head hydro. In addition, the program supports innovative test beds, and laboratory and curriculum development to integrate research and education.  EPAS invests in adaptive dynamic programming, brain-like networked architectures performing real-time learning, neuromorphic engineering, telerobotics, and systems theory. The program supports distributed control of multi-agent systems with embedded computation for sensor and adaptive networks. EPAS provides additional emphasis on emerging areas, such as quantum systems engineering, quantum and molecular modeling and simulation of devices and systems.   Proposals for the EPAS 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.


–  Radhakishan  Baheti, (703) 292-8339  email: [email protected]

– George  Maracas, (703) 292-83 email:  [email protected]

–  Paul  J. Werbos, (703) 292-8339    email:  [email protected]

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