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    • 2012 CPES Annual Report 

      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 ...
    • 2013 CPES Annual Report 

      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 ...
    • 2014 CPES Annual Report 

      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, ...
    • 2015 CPES Annual Report 

      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) ...
    • 2016 CPES Annual Report 

      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) ...
    • 2017 CPES Annual Report 

      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) ...
    • 2018 CPES Annual Report 

      Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018)
      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) ...
    • 3D Sketching and Flexible Input for Surface Design: A Case Study 

      Leal, Anamary; Bowman, Douglas A. (Brazilian Computing Society (SBC), 2014)
      Designing three-dimensional (3D) surfaces is difficult in both the physical world and in 3D modeling software, requiring background knowledge and skill. The goal of this work is to make 3D surface design easier and more ...
    • 3D Time-Based Aural Data Representation Using D⁴ Library’s Layer Based Amplitude Panning Algorithm 

      Bukvic, Ivica Ico (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07)
      The following paper introduces a new Layer Based Amplitude Panning algorithm and supporting D⁴ library of rapid prototyping tools for the 3D time-based data representation using sound. The algorithm is designed to scale ...
    • A Case Study of an Interdisciplinary Design Course for Pervasive Computing 

      Coupey, Eloise; McNair, Lisa D. (IEEE, 2010)
      This paper provides a case study of an interdisciplinary design project course for pervasive computing products. As a team of faculty from computer engineering, industrial design, and marketing, we have run several ...
    • An Adaptive Actuation Mechanism for Anthropomorphic Robot Hands 

      Kontoudis, George P.; Liarokapis, Minas; Vamvoudakis, Kyriakos G.; Furukawa, Tomonari (Frontiers, 2019-07-05)
      This paper presents an adaptive actuation mechanism that can be employed for the development of anthropomorphic, dexterous robot hands. The tendon-driven actuation mechanism achieves both flexion/extension and adduction/abduction ...
    • AffecTech-an affect-aware interactive AV Artwork 

      Coghlan, Niall; Jaimovich, Javier; Knapp, R. Benjamin; O’Brien, Donal; Ortiz, Miguel A. (ISEA International, 2009)
      New developments in real-time computing and body-worn sensor technology allow us to explore not just visible gestures using inertial sensors, but also invisible changes in an individual’s physiological state using bio-sensors ...
    • Affective Feedback in a Virtual Reality based Intelligent Supermarket 

      Saha, Deba Pratim; Martin, Thomas L.; Knapp, R. Benjamin (ACM, 2017)
      The probabilistic nature of the inferences in a context-aware intelligent environment (CAIE) renders them vulnerable to erroneous decisions resulting in wrong services. Learning to recognize a user’s negative reactions to ...
    • An Architecture for Electronic Textiles 

      Jones, Mark T.; Martin, Thomas L.; Sawyer, Braden (ICST, 2008)
      This paper makes a case for a communication architecture for electronic textiles (e-textiles). The properties and re- quirements of e-textile garments are described and analyzed. Based on these properties, the authors make ...
    • The Application Of Bio-inspiration To Human-centered Product Design 

      Kennedy, B. (WIT Press, 2014)
      Biologically inspired design is an emerging practice based on the premise that nature holds a vast library of strategies, processes and technologies that can lead to innovative, sustainable solutions to human problems. ...
    • THE ART OF PROBLEM DISCOVERY: Adaptive Thinking for Innovation and Growth 

      Mathews, Brian (Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), 2013-04-02)
      What challenges do students face in the classroom? What issues do faculty encounter when applying for grants? How does the Writing Center plan to help students abroad? What keeps senior administrators up at night? We ...
    • Assessing Student Needs Through Discovery 

      Hall, Monena; Lancaster, Charla; Mathews, Brian (2013-04-23)
      Discovery Teams were created to boost the Library’s R&D effort. Annually, University Libraries at Virginia Tech will collectively explore a theme through hands-on experience. For Spring 2012 the topic was: The Learning ...
    • Bioactive Cellulose Nanocrystal-Poly(epsilon-Caprolactone) Nanocomposites for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications 

      Hong, Jung Ki; Cooke, Shelley L.; Whittington, Abby R.; Roman, Maren (2021-02-25)
      3D-printed bone scaffolds hold great promise for the individualized treatment of critical-size bone defects. Among the resorbable polymers available for use as 3D-printable scaffold materials, poly(epsilon-caprolactone) ...
    • Bioinspired design of flexible armor based on chiton scales 

      Connors, Matthew; Yang, Ting; Hosny, Ahmed; Deng, Zhifei; Yazdandoost, Fatemeh; Massaadi, Hajar; Eernisse, Douglas; Mirzaeifar, Reza; Dean, Mason N.; Weaver, James C.; Ortiz, Christine; Li, Ling (Springer Nature, 2019-12-10)
      Man-made armors often rely on rigid structures for mechanical protection, which typically results in a trade-off with flexibility and maneuverability. Chitons, a group of marine mollusks, evolved scaled armors that address ...
    • Biosignal-driven Art: Beyond biofeedback 

      Ortiz, Miguel A.; Coghlan, Niall; Jaimovich, Javier; Knapp, R. Benjamin (CMMAS, 2011)
      Biosignal monitoring in interactive arts, although present for over forty years, remains a relatively little known field of research within the artistic community as compared to other sensing technologies. Since the early ...