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A power center in the electric world

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Undergraduates Delaney Freeman (left) and Isabel Barnola were first authors on research at CAPS
Undergraduates Delaney Freeman (left) and Isabel Barnola were first authors on research at CAPS

The Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) is one of the renowned research centers affiliated with FAMU-FSU Engineering. The lab, currently under a major expansion with a new building underway, is part of Florida State University. The FAMU-FSU Engineering faculty in electrical and computer engineering are the main researchers and faculty at the center, which specializes in electric power systems modeling and simulation, power electronics and machines, control systems, thermal management, cyber-security for power systems, high temperature superconductor characterization and electrical insulation research. Cyber security was recently added as a theme.

With support from the U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the U.S. Department of Energy, CAPS has established a unique test and demonstration facility with one of the largest real-time digital power systems simulators along with 5 MW AC and DC test beds for hardware in the loop simulation.

CAPS is renowned in the electrical engineering research sector and provides a rich environment for the engineering faculty, graduate and undergraduate researchers, and industry-related users of the facility.