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The Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), with annual research expenditures of $4-5 million dollars, is dedicated to improving electrical power processing and distribution that impact systems of all sizes – from battery-operated electronics to vehicles to regional and national electrical distribution systems.

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  • CPES : 10-Year Progress Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-It, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2010-04)
    A major strength of CPES is its ability to use a wealth of existing resources and industrial collaboration. Virginia Tech, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) are the nation’s ...
  • Center Program Snapshot (April 2009) 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2009-04)
    With the widespread use of power electronics technology, the United States would be able to cut electrical energy consumption by 33 percent. The energy savings, by today’s measure, is equivalent to the total output of 840 ...
  • CPES Center Brochure (April 2011) 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-It, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2011-04)
    The Center for Power Electronics Systems is a $4 million/year research center dedicated to improving electrical power processing and dis­tribution that impact systems of all sizes –from battery-operated electronics to ...
  • CPES : Mini-Consortium Brochure 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2011-04)
    The CPES mini-consortium model provides a unique mechanism for all participants in power electronics – including industry competitors – to pool efforts to address their common challenges and develop pre-competitive Advances. ...
  • 2017 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2017)
    In its effort to develop power processing systems to take electricity to the next step, CPES has cultivated research expertise encompassing five technology areas: (1) power conversion technologies and architectures; (2) ...
  • 2016 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2016)
    In its effort to develop power processing systems to take electricity to the next step, CPES has cultivated research expertise encompassing five technology areas: (1) power conversion technologies and architectures; (2) ...
  • 2015 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2015)
    In its efforts to develop power processing systems to take electricity to the next step, CPES has developed research expertise encompassing five technology areas: (1) power conversion technologies and architectures; (2) ...
  • 2014 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2014)
    Over the past two decades, CPES has secured research funding from major industries, such as GE, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Alstom, ABB, Toyota, Nissan, Raytheon, and MKS, as well as from government agencies including the NSF, ...
  • 2013 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2013)
    The CPES industrial consortium is designed to cultivate connectivity among researchers in academia and industry, as well as create synergy within the network of industry members. The CPES industrial consortium offers: The ...
  • 2012 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2012)
    The Center for Power Electronics Systems at Virginia Tech is a research center dedicated to improving electrical power processing and distribution that impact systems of all sizes – from battery – operated electronics to ...
  • A diffusion-viscous analysis and experimental verification of defect formation in sintered silver bond-line 

    Xiao, K.; Ngo, K. D. T.; Lu, G. Q. (Cambridge University Press, 2014-04-01)
    The low-temperature joining technique (LTJT) by silver sintering is being implemented by major manufacturers of power electronic devices and modules for bonding power semiconductor chips. A common die-attach material used ...