Intelligent Infrastructure Research Group works on Smart Energy Systems, Smart Power Distribution, Smart Building, Smart Water Distribution, Water Distribution Automation, Structural Monitoring. Current active projects are listed below.

Stabilize Energy - Campus Level Smart Distribution Testbed

Stabiliz-E is a 3 year project with Indo-European collaboration under the New INDIGO Partnership Program which intends to provide a cost-effective infrastructure and functional solution to combine local renewable energy sources with a high level of energy availability and sufficient quality of service for everyday use.

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Rural Electrification - Solar Micro Grids at Wayanad

Microgrid is a local energy system consisting of distributed energy sources storage and loads capable of operating in parallel with or independently from the main electricity grid.

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Rural Electrification - Micro Hydro Micro Grid - Komazhikudi, Idukki

The multidisciplinary team conducted field surveys to shortlist potential naturally available resources and several group discussions with villagers to determine the best method of generating electricity in a sustainable manner..

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Team Members


Labs

  • Smart Energy Systems Lab
    Smart Energy Systems Lab targets distributed, multi-scale, smart networks, which facilitate the integration of low-cost real-time monitoring and control devices into the grid. The Lab has a scale down model of the Indian Distribution Grid with integrated Renewable Energy from Solar or Electric Vehicles. The Lab serves as a testbed for students and researchers where they can plug in their modules and validate using the real-time data visualization tool. The Lab also supports validation of renewable energy systems that are developed for the rural electrification projects. The Lab is located at Room No: N009 of Engineering Campus Building, Amritapuri Campus.
     
  • Campus Level Smart Distribution Testbed
    The System Lab demonstrator testbed, which is a first-of-its-kind attempt to emulate a Radial Distribution Feeder of a typical Distribution grid. It provides the needed infrastructure to integrate several diverse devices such as smart meters, processing units, sensors, RE systems, IoT enabled hardware, Home automation devices etc. The research outcomes from this work such as low cost smart metering devices, wireless interoperable heterogeneous network, aggregators, IoT middleware, self organizing algorithms, reconfiguration algorithms, line fault detection algorithm, power theft detection algorithm, control station, integration of solar microgrids, real-time data analysis, learning techniques and decision models, smart grid mobile application, and energy management in microgrids and the distribution grid are integrated into this campus level demonstrator. The Testbed is located at the Boys Hostel Block of Amritapuri Campus.