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Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems


Energy, Power, Control, and Networks  (EPCN)


Updated ECCS Program Descriptions

April 2016 - Attention CAREER applicants and those submitting proposals to ECCS core programs: ECCS has updated its program descriptions for EPMD, CCSS, and EPCN to include new Program Directors and additional topic areas. As such, the program announcement numbers have been updated from PD 13-1517 (EPMD), PD 13-7564 (CCSS) and PD 13-7607 (EPCN/EPAS) to PD 16-1517 (EPMD), PD 16-7564 (CCSS) and PD 16-7607 (EPCN/EPAS) to reflect these additions. These new announcement numbers are available in Fastlane and Grants.gov for proposal submissions.


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Radhakishan  Baheti rbaheti@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339  525 N  
Eyad  Abed eabed@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339  525 N  
Alireza  Khaligh AKHALIGH@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339  525 N  
Anthony  Kuh akuh@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339  525 N  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 16-7607 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Window

    October 1, 2017 - November 1, 2017

    October 1 - November 1, Annually Thereafter

        ECCS Submission Window

Supplement Deadline Date

    April 3, 2017

    April 1, Annually Thereafter

        ECCS REU/RET Supplements

Please read ECCS Proposal Window and Submission Information for further details and exceptions regarding full proposal submissions to the Division.

The Division deadline for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Supplements is April 1st unless this date occurs on a federal holiday or weekend. Please note: The ECCS Division has established an $8,000.00 REU limit per student. Please contact your Program Director for further details. 

SYNOPSIS

Recent advances in communications, computation, and sensing technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for the design of cyber-physical systems with increased responsiveness, interconnectivity and automation. To meet new challenges and societal needs, the Energy, Power, Control and Networks (EPCN) Program invests in systems and control methods for analysis and design of cyber-physical systems to ensure stability, performance, robustness, and security. Topics of interest include modeling, optimization, learning, and control of networked multi-agent systems, higher-level decision making, and dynamic resource allocation as well as risk management in the presence of uncertainty, sub-system failures and stochastic disturbances. EPCN also invests in adaptive dynamic programing, brain-like networked architectures performing real-time learning, and neuromorphic engineering. EPCN supports innovative proposals dealing with systems research in such areas as energy, transportation, and nanotechnology. EPCN places emphasis on electric power systems, including generation, transmission, storage, and integration of renewables; power electronics and drives; battery management systems; hybrid and electric vehicles; and understanding of the interplay of power systems with associated regulatory and economic structures and with consumer behavior. Also of interest are interdependencies of power and energy systems with other critical infrastructures. Topics of interest also include systems analysis and design for energy scavenging and alternate energy technologies such as solar, wind, and hydrokinetic. The program also supports innovative tools and test beds, as well as curriculum development integrating research and education. In addition to single investigator projects, EPCN encourages cross-disciplinary proposals that benefit from active collaboration of researchers with complementary skills.

Proposals for the EPCN 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.

Areas covered by the EPCN Group (Abed, Baheti and Khaligh):

  • Control Theory and Hybrid Dynamical Systems
  • Networked Multi-agent Systems
  • Cyber Physical Systems Modeling and Control
  • System Theory for Biology and Medicine; Modeling of the Brain
  • Control and Optimization in Buildings, Transportation, and Robotics
  • Adaptive and Intelligent Systems; Neural Networks
  • Energy Harvesting, Storage Devices and Systems
  • Solar and Wind Energy and Integration of Renewables with Grid
  • Monitoring, Protection and Cyber Security of Power Grid
  • Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines
  • Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Innovative Grid-tied Power Electronic Converters
  • Policy, Economics, Consumer Behavior and the Power Grid

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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