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  • Electric-Powered, Remote-Control Surveillance: FREEDOM, the Synergy Between Land and Air

    By, Roberto Grassi , Pierluigi Rea-2, Paolo Maggiore-1, Erika Ottaviano-2 Edited By Giambattista Gruosso 1. Introduction The development of mobile security devices is becoming increasingly popular in a number of commercial and research institutions. More specifically, remote-controlled ground (or flying) vehicles have become attractive for missions where human presence is dangerous or difficult [1-4]. However, the integration between these two types of systems ...

  • Building Your Dream in America

    (Written by Andrey Gunawan and Pourya Shamsi, editors of IEEE TEI Newsletter) This article is based on an edited transcript of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative and Arizona State University’s (ASU) LightWorks Lecture Series given by Micheal Austin on October 28, 2013 at the ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, AZ. BYD stands for Build Your Dreams. It is a company founded in 1995 by a research scientist, Chuanfu Wang, who ...

  • Electric Green Taxiing System (EGTS) for Aircraft

    by Thomas F. Johnson With oil prices expected to remain at record levels and with continued volatility in the market, airlines look for new ways to save fuel and therefore money. Fuel costs are an ever-increasing drain on airline revenues and profits – accounting for up to 50% of airline direct operating costs. With this in mind, taxi operations represent a significant portion of airlines' fuel costs – up to 6% of ...

  • San Diego Electric Vehicles Growth

    Written by Andrey Gunawan and Pourya Shamsi, editors of IEEE TEI Newsletter This article is written based on part of the presentation given by Lee Krevat at the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative and Arizona State University’s (ASU) LightWorks Lecture Series, ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, AZ, October 28, 2013. Lee Krevat is the director of the smart grid and clean transportation for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). SDG&E ...