Institute Publications

Publications Developed Through Institute Related Funding and Interaction   

 

Refereed Publications

Juan D. Gomez, Afamia Elnakat, Marzieh Jafary, Martha Wright. (2016). A Data Analytics Study on Building Characteristics Impacting Energy Consumption in Single-Family Attached Homes, Open Journal of Energy Efficiency, 2016, 5, 121-134. http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=72484

 

Elnakat, A. (2016). The "Newer" Energy Economy of the Legalized Marijuana Industry, Rivard Report, September 15, 2016, https://therivardreport.com/the-newer-energy-economy-of-the-legalized-marijuana-industry/

 

Elnakat, A. (2016). The C3 of conservation: The influence of cool, convenience and cash on residential household energy conservation, The Electricity Journal, Volume 29, Issue 2, Pages 22-25, ISSN 1040-6190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tej.2016.01.010.

 

Elnakat, A., Gomez, J.D., and Booth, N. (2016). A zip code study of socioeconomic, demographic, and household gendered influence on the residential energy sector, Energy Reports, Accepted Jan 22, 2016, 10.1016/j.egyr.2016.01.003

 

Elnakat, A. and Gomez, J.D. (November 2016). The flame dilemma: A data analytics study of fireplace influence on winter energy consumption at the residential household level, Energy Reports, Volume 2, Pages 14-20, ISSN 2352-4847, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2016.01.002.

 

Elnakat, A. (2015). The Three Rs of Remediation: A Comparative Analysis of the Risk, Real Estate, and Regulatory Drivers Affecting Remediation Technology Applications. International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Remediation Volume 3, Journal ISSN: 1929-2732 DOI:10.11159/ijepr.2015.006.

 

Elnakat, A. and Gomez, J.D. (2015). Energy Engenderment: An industrialized perspective assessing the importance of engaging women in residential energy consumption management.  Energy Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2015.03.014.

 

Elnakat, A., Gomez, J.D., Roberts, J. and Wright, M., (2015). “Big data analysis of swimming pools” impact on household electric intensity in San Antonio, Texas’, Int. J. Big Data Intelligence, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp.250–261, 2015.

 

Gomez, J., A. Elnakat, R. Nair, D. Castillo, (March 2016). “A Measure to Manage Approach to Characterizing the Electric Energy Footprint of the Residential Building Stock in San Antonio, Texas.”

 

Gomez, J.D., Elnakat, A., Wright, M. and Keener, J., (October 2014). Analysis of the Energy Index as a Benchmarking Indicator of Potential Energy Savings in the San Antonio, Texas Single Family Residential Sector.  Energy Efficiency. DOI 10.1007/s12053-014-9310-6.

 

Krishnaswami, (September 2011). “Photovoltaic Microinverter Using Single-Stage Isolated High Frequency Link Series Resonant Topology,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE).

 

K.K Castillo-Villar, H. Chavez. D. Rogers, (July, 2015). "San Antonio Water System (SAWS) Technical Report: Fleet Replacement Strategy," 2015.  

 

M.A. Moonem, H. Krishnaswami, (September 2012). "Analysis and Control of Multi-level Dual Active Bridge DC-DC Converter," Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2012 IEEE, pp.1556-1561, Raleigh, NC, USA.

 

M.A. Moonem, H. Krishnaswami, (October 2012). "Analysis of Dual Active Bridge based Power Electronic Transformer as a Three-Phase Inverter," Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference (IECON), 2012 IEEE, pp. 237-242, Montreal, Canada.

 

Mahdy Saedy and Brian Kelley, (March 2012). “Consensus-Based Cooperative Communications for Clustered Mobile Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks,” International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation (IJMNDI) Special Issue on: "Adaptation and Clustering in Mobile Networks", Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 4-46.

 

Mahdy Saedy and Brian Kelley, (2012). “Distributed Synchronization for Indefinitely Scalable 4G Wireless Sensor Networks,” to appear in IEEE System Journal, pp 1-17.

 

Manoj, A. Rajaee, B. Kelley, and M. Jamshidi, “Smart Grid AMI Communication Networks and Capacity Analysis Using 4G Cognitive Radio.” Paper submitted to IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

 

Nagothu, B. Kelley, M. Jamshidi, and A. Rajaee, (2015). “Persistent Net-AMI for Microgrid Infrastructure Using Cognitive Radio on Cloud Data Centers.” Paper accepted to IEEE Systems Journal.

 

R. Guerrero-Lemus, B. Gonzalez-Diaz, G. Rios, R. Dib, (April 2015). “Study of the new Spanish Legislation Applied to an Insular System that has Achieved Grid Parity on PV and Wind Energy,” Elsevier.

 

R. Guerrero-Lemus, P. Rivero-Rodriuez, B. Diaz-Herrera, B. Gonzalez-Diaz, G. Lopez, (February 2013). “Technical and Socio-Economic Assessment for a Si-based Low-cost Solar Cells Factory in West Africa,” Elsevier.

 

R. Guerrero-Lemus, R. Vega, Taehyeon Kim, Amy Kimm, L.E. Shephard. "Bifacial Solar Photovoltaics – A Technology Review". Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (under review).

 

R. Guerrero-Lemus and Les E. Shephard. (2013). "Low Carbon Energy in Africa and Latin America. Renewable Technologies, Natural Gas and Nuclear Energy". Necture Notes in Energy. Springer International Publishing AG.

 

S. Gonzalez-Perez, J. Sanchiz, B. Gonzalez-Diaz, S. Holinski, D. Borchert, C. Hernandez-Rodriguez, R. Guerrero- Lemus, (2015). “Luminescent Polymeric Film containing an Eu(III) Complex acting as UV Protector and Down-Converter for Si-based Solar Cells and Modules,” Elsevier.

 

Sekchin Chang, Kranthimanoj Nagothu, Brian Kelley, Mo Jamshidi, “A Beamforming Approach to Smart Grid Systems based on Cloud Cognitive Radio,” accepted for publication in the IEEE System Journal Special Issue on “Smart Grid Communications Systems”

 

Shahgoshtasbi and M. Jamshidi, (April 2012). “A new intelligent Neuro-Fuzzy paradigm for Energy Efficient Homes,” IEEE System Journal.

 

Tuan B. Le, Danial Kholdi, Hongjie Xie, Bing Dong and Rolando E. Vega, “LiDAR-Based Solar Mapping for Distributed Solar Plant Design and Grid Integration in
San Antonio, Texas.” Remote Sens, 2016. 

 

T. Monzon-Hierro, J. Sanchiz, S. Gonzalez-Perez, B. Gonzalez-Diaz, S. Holinski, D. Borchert, C. Hernadnez-Rodriguez, R. Guerrero- Lemus, (January 2015). “A New Cost-effective Polymeric Film containing an Eu(III) Complex acting as UV Protector and Down-Converter for Si-based Solar Cells and Modules,” Elsevier.

 

Conference Proceedings, Dissertations, Thesises, and White Papers

B. Gonzalez-Diaz, E. Segredo-Morales, A. Linares, C. Montes, E. Llarena, F. Jarabo, S. Gonzalez-Perez, C. Hernandez-Rodrigues, R. Guerrero-Lemus, M. Friend, and M. Cendagorta; (September 2014). “Waste Treatment Generated during Silicon Based Solar Cells Production Towering a Complete LCA Processing,” PVSEC Conference, Amersterdam.

 

B. K. Tannahill, C.E. Maute, Y. Yetis, M.N. Ezell, A. Jamies, R. Rosas, H. Kaplan, and Mo Jamshidi, (2013). “Modeling of System of Systems via Data Analytics – Case for “Big Data” in SoS.”

 

B.K. Tannahill and Mo Jamshidi, (2013). “System of Energy Systems and Big Data Analytics – Bridging the Gap.”

 

Bonab and E. Morales, and H. Krishnaswami, “Bi-Directional Multi-Mode Grid Tied Converter for Solar Energy Conversion Systems,” submission to IEEE Conference.

 

Chia, C J Qian, H. Du and M. Jamshidi, (2012). “Semi-Global Finite-Time Stabilization via Output Feedback of Planar Nonlinear Systems with Application to MPPT in Photovoltaic Systems,” Submitted to 2012 ACC.

 

Chu and S. Wang, (April 2012) “Bi-Directional Isolated DC-DC Converters with Reactive Power Loss Reduction for Electric Vehicle and Grid Support Applications.”

 

Clare Cloudt, Juan Gomez, T. Nishimoto, and L. Shephard, (2013). “Coupling Simulation Tools and Real-Time Data to Improve Building Energy Performance” IEEE Green Technologies Conference.

 

Crosier, S. Wang, and M. Jamshidi, (February 2012). “Investigation of the Topology and Control for A 4800-V Grid-Connected Electrical Vehicle Charging Station with STACOM-APF Functions Using A Bi-directional, Multi-level, Cascaded Converter.” Paper accepted for poster at APEC 2012 Conference, Orlando FL.

 

Crosier, S.Wang, and Y. Chu, (2012). “Modeling of a Grid-Connected, Multifunctional Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Active Filter Mode with DQ Theory.”

 

Daali, E. Bonab and M. Jamshidi, “Modeling and Simulation of a Hybrid PV-Wind Energy Systems,” to be submitted.

 

Ferrer, V., Perdomo, A., Rashed Ali, H., Fies, C., Quarles, J. (2012). "AR-SEE: Mobile Phone Augmented Reality for Passive Solar Energy Education " submitted to the 3D User Interfaces Symposium.

 

Ferrer, V., Perdomo, A., Rashed Ali, H., Fies, C., Quarles, J. (2012). "Virtual Humans for Temperature Visualization in a Tangible Augmented Reality Educational Game" submitted to the 3D User Interfaces Symposium.  

 

H. Krishnaswami, D. Han, and H. RashedAli, “Modeling Photo-Voltaic Systems with Spatial and Temporal Variability for Building and Distribution Grid Integration Studies”

 

H. Li, (May 2013). “Neural network based Learning Method for Estimating Power Output from Forecasted Irradiance for Solar Photovoltaic System.”

 

Investigating the Power Architectures and Circuit Topologies for Megawatt Superfast Electric Vehicle Charging Stations with Enhanced Grid Support Functionality.”

 

J. Nummikoski, H. Krishnaswami and R. Vega; (June 2013). “Adaptive Rule Generation for Solar Forecasting: Interfacing with a knowledge-Base Library,” Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2013 IEEE. Tampa, FL, USA

 

Gaelen Mcfadden, Zhaoxuan Li, Bing Dong and Rolando Vega. (January 2015). “Load forecasting using LIDAR data and lumped thermal circuit model.” 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference, Chicago.

 

S M Mahbobur Rahman, Bing Dong and Rolando Vega,
(2015).  “Machine Learning Approach Applied in Electricity Load Forecasting: Within Residential Houses Context.”  ASHRAE Annual Conference 

 

Manjili, A. Rajaee, B. Kelley and M. Jamshidi, (2012). “Fuzzy-Logic Based Control for Battery Management in Microgrids,” Paper submitted to UTSA COS Conference.

 

Manjili, A. Rajaee, B. Kelley and M. Jamshidi, (2012). “Optimization Using Fuzzy-Logic and Markov Chain Model for Micro-Grid Systems,” paper to be submitted to WAC.

 

Manjili, A. Rajaee, M. Jamshidi, and B. Kelley, (2012). “Fuzzy Control of Electricity Storage Unit for Energy Management of Micro-Grids.” Paper submitted to WAC Conference.

 

Manoj, A. Rajaee, B. Kelley, and M. Jamshidi, “Smart Grid AMI Communication Networks and Capacity Analysis Using 4G Cognitive Radio.” Paper submitted to IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

 

Mohyedinbonab, E.Morales, H. Krishnaswami, and M. Jamshidi, (June 2012). “Bi-Directional Multi-Mode Grid tied Converter for Solar Energy Conversion Systems.” Paper submitted to World Automation Congress, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 

MS EE Thesis ,  Copyright 2013 Jackseário A. D. do Rosário, (2013). “A Quality of Service Electric Generation Capacity and Stochastic Optimization Theory for Microgrids Utilizing Photovoltaic Sources,”  MSEE UT San Antonio.  Advisor Brian Kelley.

Nagothu, B. Kelley, M. Jamshidi, and A. Rajaee, (2013). “Interference Aware Scheduling for Peak Channel Reuse and Max-Capacity In Smart Meter Networks.” Paper submitted to 2013 ICNC workshop on Computing, Networking and Communications. 

 

Narra and R. Krishnan, “Key Management for Secure and Fault-Tolerant Communication in Advance Metering Infrastructure,” submitted to IEEE Conference on Cyber-security.

 

Rajaee, K. Nagothu, B. Kelley, “Cognitive Radio Capacity Analysis for Smart Grid Networks.”

 

Rajaee, K. Nagothu, B. Kelley, and M. Jamshidi, “Throughput Analysis for AMI Meters in Smart Grid on Cognitive Radio Networks.” Paper accepted to ICNC.

 

S. Vaishnav and H. Krishnaswami, “Single-stage Isolated Bi-directional Converter Topology using High Frequency AC link for Charging and V2G Applications of PHEV”

 

Saedy, M., Kelley, B. “On the Foundations of Ultra-Low Power Scale Free Sensor Networks for Cluster to Cluster Communications”

 

Shahgoshtasbi and M. Jamshidi, (June 2011). “Energy Efficiency in a Smart House with an Intelligent Neuro-Fuzzy Lookup Table,” Proc. IEEE SoSE 2011, paper #1569453099, Albuquerque, NM.

 

Shahgoshtasbi, and M. Jamshidi, (June 2012). “Modified Intelligent Energy Management System in a Smart House.” Paper submitted for presentation at WAC2012 Conference.

 

Touseef F. Mohammed, (December 2012). “Quasi-static Time-series Simulation using OpenDSS in IEEE Distribution Feeder Model with High PV Penetration and its Impact on Solar Forecasting.”

 

Touseef F. Mohammed, H. Krishnaswami; (May 2012). “Voltage Profile Simulation using OpenDSS in High Penetration PV Scenario,” IEEE T&D Conference, Orlando, Orlando, FL, USA

 

Vaishnav and H. Krishnaswami, (September 2011). “Single-Stage Bi-Directional Converter Topology Using High Frequency AC Link for Charging and V2G Applications of PHEV,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC).

 

Y. S. Manjili and Mo Jamshidi, (2013). “Cost-Efficient Environmentally-Friendly Control of Microgrids using Intelligent Decision-Making on Storage Unit’s Energy Exchange Rate.” Soft Computing.

 

Y.S Manjili, R.E. Vega, and M. Jamshidi, (2013). “Cost-Efficient Environmentally-Friendly Control of Microgrids using Intelligent Decision-Making for Storage Energy Management.” AutoSoft.

 

Zhaoxuan Li, Bing Dong and Rolando Vega, (2015). “A Hybrid Model for Electrical Load Forecasting- a New Approach Integrating Data-Mining with Physics-Based Models.”  ASHRAE Annual Conference