RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS & FUNDING

  • Z. Qu and C. Enyioha, Adaptive and Resilient Autonomy for Unmanned Autonomous Systems, L3Harris, $299,825, 2020-2022.
  • Z. Qu and C. Enyioha, Distributed Estimation and Learning for Autonomous Unmanned System, FHTCC, $150,000, 2021-2022.
  • Z. Qu and C. Enyioha, Multi-Objective Decision Making for Autonomous Unmanned Systems: A Real-Time No-Regret Machine Learning Model,  FHTCC, $64,442, 2020.
  • W. Sun, Z. Qu, and A. Dimitrovski, Secure and Resilient Operations Using Open-Source Distributed Systems Platform (OpenDSP), $4,750,000, US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program, 2021-2024.
  • Z. Qu, “Nonlinear Autopilot Design and Robustness Analysis,” $168,359, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, 2020-2022.
  • Z. Qu, Nonlinear Guidance and Control Designs Under Dynamic Constraints, FHTCC, $84,000, 2021-2022.
  • Z. Qu and W. Sun, “Autonomous Inverter Controls for Resilient and Secure Grid Operation: Vector Control Design for Grid Forming,” US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Program, $3,750,000, 2020-2023. (Project website)
  • Q. Zhou, G. Atia, Z. Qu, and W. Sun, “Building Intelligence with Layered Defense using Security-Constrained Optimization and Security Risk Detection (BUILD-SOS),”  $3,750,000, US Department of Energy BENEFIT (Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies) program, 2020-2023.
  • Z. Qu and W. Sun, “Long-Duration Energy Storage Study,” Duke Energy, $302,962, 2019-2022.
  • Z. Qu, “Resilient Microgrid Operation using Long-During Battery,” $108,654, FHTCC, 2020-2022.
  • Z. Qu, “JST-NSF-RCN Joint International Workshop on Distributed Energy Management Systems,” National Science Foundation, $49,900, 2019-2020.
  • Q. Zhou and Z. Qu, “Data Analytics for Autonomous Building and Smart Infrastructure,” Siemens Building Technology, $600,000, 2019-2024.
  • Q. Zhou and Z. Qu, “Data Analytics: Electric Grid Data Integration and Support,” Siemens Digital Grid, $250,000, 2019-2024.
  • Z. Qu and Q. Zhou, “Unifying Optimization and Control: Data-Driven Adaptive Learning and Real-Time Decision Making,” Florida High Tech Council and FloridaMakes, $283,333, 2019-2023.
  • Z. Qu, et al, “Scalable/Secure Cooperative Algorithms and Framework for Extremely-high Penetration Solar Integration (SolarExPert),” $2,000,000, US Department of Energy ENERGISE (ENabling Extreme Real-time Grid Integration of Solar Energy) program, 2017-2020. (Project website)
  • K. C. Chen and Z. Qu, “Resilience and Mission Assurance of Intelligent Machines for Secure Internet of Things,” $50,000, Florida Center for Cybersecurity’s (FC²), 2017-2018.
  • Z. Qu, “Microgrid control testbed,” Texas Instruments, $50,000, 2016-2017.
  • Z. Qu, “An Intelligent Medical Robotic Device,” AVRA Medical Robotics Inc. and FHTC, $297,000, 2016-2017.
  • Z. Qu, W. Sun, et al, “Strategic Expansion to Achieve DoE GEARED Goals,” $1,250,000, US Department of Energy EERE STEP Program, 2016-2018.
  • Z. Qu, Electric Power Markets, Case Studies, and Energy Management System, Leidos and FHTC, $40,000, 2014-2015.
  • Z. Qu (PI and Director of FEEDER Center) , “The FEEDER (Foundations for Engineering Education for Distributed Energy Resources) Consortium,” one of the 4 national-network centers funded under Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy, $4,850,000, 2013-2018. (Project website)
  • D. Block, Z. Qu, and O. Tatari, Electric Vehicle Transportation Center, a Tier-1 University Transportation Center, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, US Department of Transportation, $1,400,000/year, 2013-2018. (Project website)
  • Z. Qu, K. Lin and Y. Xu, “Oil Extraction by Electromagnetic Heating,” Harris Corporation, $20,000, 2013-2014.
  • Z. Qu, “Novel Guidance and Control Algorithms for Missile Defense Systems,” L-3 Communications Coleman Aerospace and FHTC, $400,000, 2013-2015.
  • Z. Qu and M. Simaan, “Self-organizing Control and Scalable Game-theoretical Dispatch of Distributed Generations for High-Penetration Smart Grids,” National Science Foundation, $331,662, 2013-2016. (Project website)
  • Z. Qu, Y. Xu and M. Illie, “Power Generation buoys and deep-sea monitoring system,” Harris Corporation and FHTC, $30,000, 2011-2013.
  • Z. Qu, “Modeling and Control of Unmanned Air Vehicles,” L-3 Communications Link and FHTC, $20,000, 2012.
  • Z. Qu, “Distributed Control, Optimization and Energy Management for SEGIS,” DOE Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS) Phase-III and Petra Solar, $240,000, 2011-2014.
  • Z. Qu, “Distributed Control, Optimization and Energy Management for Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems,” FHTC, $80,000, 2011-2012.
  • Z. Qu, “Modeling and Control of Unmanned Air Vehicles,” L-3 Communications and FHTC, $53,332, 2011-2012.
  • Z. Qu and T. Wilson, “Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in National Air Space: A Feasibility Study at Daytona Beach International Airport,” FHTCC, $25,000, 2011-2012.
  • Z. Qu and C. Hughes, Medical Tele-surgical Robotic System: Tele-operation and visualization, Florida Biomedical Engineering Partnership, State of Florida, $162,500, 2011-2012.