IIHCC focuses its attention on the ways that people interact with one another and with their environment. Interest areas in this DA include smart, healthy, and sustainable cities and communities; transportation systems; human safety, health, and wellness; integrated energy systems; network science and engineering; public policy; and cyber-physical systems. The initial focus for IIHCC will be on four themes: Ubiquitous Mobility: The location-agnostic promise of new communication and information technologies Automated Vehicle Systems: vehicles that can transit safely and efficiently through our communities independent of a human operator Smart Design and Construction: an intelligent, integrated, adaptable, responsive, and sustainable human-centric built environment Energy: the underlying innovations that will be required in the production, distribution, and consumption of energy to realize such a system

Recent Submissions

  • The Development and Field Evaluation of an IoT System of Low-Power Vibration for Bridge Health Monitoring 

    Tong, Xinlong; Yang, Hailu; Wang, Linbing; Miao, Yinghao (MDPI, 2019-03-11)
    Bridge safety is important for the safety of vehicles and pedestrians. This paper presents a study on the development of a low-power wireless acceleration sensor and deployment of the sensors on a wireless gateway and cloud ...
  • Effects of Producer and Transmission Reliability on the Sustainability Assessment of Power System Networks 

    Vargas-Jaramillo, Jose R.; Montanez-Barrera, Jhon A.; von Spakovsky, Michael R.; Mili, Lamine; Cano-Andrade, Sergio (MDPI, 2019-02-10)
    Details are presented of the development and incorporation of a generation and transmission reliability approach in an upper-level sustainability assessment framework for power system planning. This application represents ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, November 2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018-11)
    IIHCC has identified better ways to improve communication, transparency, and engagement between IIHCC and those wishing to become or remain involved with the DA. A monthly newsletter is a great solution for disseminating ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, December 2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018-12)
    IIHCC has identified better ways to improve communication, transparency, and engagement between IIHCC and those wishing to become or remain involved with the DA. A monthly newsletter is a great solution for disseminating ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter – Winter Edition 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019-01)
    In this edition—and future editions—a new section called “Cluster Hire Spotlight,” which serves as a mechanism to support and increase transdisciplinary collaborations with IIHCC Cluster Hires and the Virginia Tech community. ...
  • City-Wide Eco-Routing Navigation Considering Vehicular Communication Impacts 

    Elbery, Ahmed; Rakha, Hesham (MDPI, 2019-01-12)
    Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs) utilize Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) to collect, disseminate, and share data with the Traffic Management Center (TMC) and different actuators. Consequently, packet drop and ...
  • Ambient ammonia synthesis via palladium-catalyzed electrohydrogenation of dinitrogen at low overpotential 

    Wang, Jun; Yu, Liang; Hu, Lin; Chen, Gang; Xin, Hongliang; Feng, Xiaofeng (Springer Nature, 2018-05-15)
    Electrochemical reduction of N2 to NH3 provides an alternative to the Haber−Bosch process for sustainable, distributed production of NH3 when powered by renewable electricity. However, the development of such process has ...
  • Under-actuated Controllability for Spacecraft Rendezvous 

    Rogers, Andrew; Woolsey, Craig; McGwier, Robert (Virginia Tech, 2014-06-27)
    In this report, we examine the controllability of a particular form of the equations of motion for spacecraft formation flying. These equations, the Tschauner-Hempel equations, rescale the formation flying equations to a ...
  • “Smart” Tools for Socially Sustainable Transport: A Review of Mobility Apps 

    Gebresselassie, Mahtot; Sanchez, Thomas W. (MDPI, 2018-05-30)
    In the smart city, information and communications technologies (ICTs) are proposed as solutions to urban challenges, including sustainability concerns. While sustainability commonly refers to economic and environmental ...
  • Survey on In-vehicle Technology Use: Results and Findings 

    Kamalanathsharma, Raj K.; Rakha, Hesham A.; Zohdy, Ismail H. (Elsevier, 2015)
    The use of advanced technology in automobiles has increased dramatically in the past couple of years. Driver-assisting gadgets such as navigation systems, advanced cruise control, collision avoidance systems, and other ...
  • A Fully-Distributed Heuristic Algorithm for Control of Autonomous Vehicle Movements at Isolated Intersections 

    Hassan, Abdallah A.; Rakha, Hesham A. (Elsevier, 2014)
    Optimizing autonomous vehicle movements through roadway intersections is a challenging problem. It has been demonstrated in the literature that traditional traffic control, such as traffic signal and stop sign control are ...
  • HOMER: An Interactive System for Home Based Stroke Rehabilitation 

    Kelliher, Aisling; Choi, Jinwoo; Huang, Jia-Bin; Rikakis, Thanassis; Kitani, Kris (ACM, 2017)
    Delivering long term, unsupervised stroke rehabilitation in the home is a complex challenge that requires robust, low cost, scalable, and engaging solutions. We present HOMER, an interactive system that uses novel therapy ...
  • Problematic Roadway Environments for Automated Vehicles 

    Terry, Travis N.; Tanner, Stephen (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2018-04-03)
    Progress in the area of automated vehicles (AVs) will benefit safety, mobility, and environmental sustainability. Of the roughly 30,000 traffic-related fatalities reported yearly, 94% are due to human error. AVs replace ...
  • Floor Tile Energy Harvester for Self-Powered Wireless Occupancy Sensing 

    Sharpes, Nathan; Vučković, Dušan; Priya, Shashank (De Gruyter, 2016)
    We investigate a concept that can reduce the overall power requirement of a smart building through improvements in the real-time control of HVAC and indoor lighting based on the building occupancy. The increased number of ...
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, November 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-11)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, April 2014 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014-04)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • Design and testing of a pneumatically propelled underwater glider for shallow water 

    Wolek, Artur; Gode, Tejaswi; Woolsey, Craig A.; Quenzer, Jake; Morgansen, Kristi A. (Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems, 2015-10-28)
    This report details the design and testing of a pneumatically propelled underwater glider. The vehicle was designed as a platform for motion control experimentation, and to explore the use of novel actuator designs to ...
  • Exploration of under-ice regions with ocean profiling agents (EUROPA) 

    Allen, David W.; Jones, Matthew; McCue-Weil, Leigh S.; Woolsey, Craig A.; Moore, William B. (Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems, 2013-09-14)
    Europa is an incredibly enticing target for exploration – the nearest reaches of what may be a vast new "habitable zone" of interior oceans warmed and stirred by tidal forces. Decades of NASA and National Academy studies ...
  • Radiation Search Operations using Scene Understanding with Autonomous UAV and UGV 

    Christie, Gordon; Shoemaker, Adam; Kochersberger, Kevin; Tokekar, Pratap; McLean, Lance; Leonessa, Alexander (Virginia Tech, 2016-08-31)
    Autonomously searching for hazardous radiation sources requires the ability of the aerial and ground systems to understand the scene they are scouting. In this paper, we present systems, algorithms, and experiments to ...
  • Costs of Using Unmanned Aircraft on Crop Farms 

    Ireland-Otto, Nancy; Ciampitti, Ignacio A.; Blanks, Mark T.; Burton, Robert O. Jr.; Balthazor, Travis (American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, 2016)
    Excitement is high about the potential uses of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in agriculture. We budgeted the costs of high-yield, non-irrigated corn production on two fields on a “representative” farm located in Northeastern ...

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