Program for 2020 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech)

  Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25
8:00 ‑ 8:40 am K1: Welcome & Opening Keynote K3: Keynote
8:40 ‑ 9:00 am S7: Sustainable Electronics II
9:00 ‑ 10:00 am S1: Intelligent Transportation Systems & eWaste
10:00 ‑ 10:20 am B24-1: Break 1
10:20 ‑ 10:30 am B25-1: Break 1
10:30 ‑ 11:50 am S2: Sustainable Electronics I S8: Energy Efficiency II
11:50 am ‑ 12:20 pm L24: Lunch L25: Lunch
12:20 ‑ 1:00 pm K2: Keynote K4: Keynote
1:00 ‑ 2:00 pm S3: Smart Grid I S9: Smart Grid II
2:00 ‑ 2:30 pm B24-2: Break 2 B25-2: Break
2:30 ‑ 3:50 pm S4: Energy Efficiency I S10: Internet of Things II & Societal Implications / Quality of Life I
3:50 ‑ 4:00 pm B24-3: Break 3 B25-3: Break
4:00 ‑ 5:20 pm S5: Internet of Things I S11: Societal Implications / Quality of Life II
5:20 ‑ 5:30 pm B24-4: Break 4 B25-4: Break
5:30 ‑ 6:50 pm S6: Water Resources Management S12: Sustainable Electronics III & Renewable/Alternative Energy

K1: Welcome & Opening Keynote

"Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Grid Modernization"

As we move forward to transform the current grid from electrical and electromechanical to electronic, electrical, and electromechanical, power electronics will bring a vast reservoir of knowledge in electronic and active control to bear in integrating renewable energy into utility grid. Specific areas where power electronics will make a difference will be discussed in detail. The role of structured microgrids will also be presented as the fundamental building blocks for future grids. Batteries are the last missing piece in grid modernization. Together with solar and wind, it is quickly becoming the preferred peaking reserves for many operators with huge technical and economic benefits for both the utility industry and system operators. Substation modernization will transform the way we deliver electricity in rural and remote areas.

S1: Intelligent Transportation Systems & eWaste

Electric Vehicle Charge Management for Lowering Costs and Environmental Impact
Elpiniki Apostolaki-Iosifidou (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA); Soomin Woo (University of California, Berkeley, USA); Marco Pruckner (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany); Timothy Lipman (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Thermal Control Compensation of Induction Motor Drive in Electrified Powertrain
Syed Muhammad Nawazish Ali (Macquarie University, Australia); Jahangir Hossain (University of Technology Sydney, Australia); Vivek Sharma and Muhammad Kashif (Macquarie University, Australia)
Acceptance of E-waste Recycling Among Young Adults: An Empirical Study
Mohamed Aboelmaged (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

B24-1: Break 1

S2: Sustainable Electronics I

Extracting Clean Energy Through the Design of a Mesoscopic Low-Power Hydrokinetic Turbine
Power System Protection in RTDS
Sean S Monemi (California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, USA)
A LoRa-based Dual-CPU Core Salton Sea Environmental Monitoring Wireless Sensor System
Power Quality Evaluation of Six-Step Commutation Brushless DC Motor Implemented on 32-Bit ARM Cortex Microcontroller
Xin Xue and Ying-Khai Teh (San Diego State University, USA)

L24: Lunch

K2: Keynote

"Lessons learned from the July 2019 Ridgecrest, CA earthquakes, changes how we determine seismic risk in buildings"

Active fault mapping in the Ridgecrest/China Lake area (Roquemore and Zellmer, 1986), was conducted with 1:12,000 scale low sun angle aerial photography and field mapping. Obvious traces of the Little Lake (LLF) and Airport Lake faults (ALF) were plotted on 1:24,000 scale maps and were later (1989) incorporated into the California Alquist-Priolo earthquake fault zone maps, typically used for construction planning. The LLF and ALF faults experienced earthquakes (E. Hauksson, L. Jones, J. Mori, S. Hough, G. Roquemore, 1995), accompanied by surface rupture, in 1982 (M4.9), and in 1995 (M5.4 and M5.8). Earthquake hazards planning in Indian Wells Valley (IWV) has been centered on the LLF and ALF.

On July 4th, a foreshock magnitude 6.4 occurred at the south end of IWV along a short EW trending left-slip fault. On July 5th, a mainshock occurred within IWV with a magnitude of 7.1. The M7.1 event was along a previously unrecognized fault to the east of the LLF and ALF. Unlike the segmented traces of the LLF and ALF, this new rupture was linear and fairly continuous. The 2019 M7.1 Ridgecrest Earthquake was California's largest in more than 20 years and caused $1 Billion in damage. Faults with the most obvious surface traces may not be the ones that produce the next damaging earthquake.

S3: Smart Grid I

Optimal PID Parameters Tunning for a DC-DC Boost Converter: A Performance Comparative Using Grey Wolf Optimizer, Particle Swarm Optimization and Genetic Algorithms
Jesus Aguila-Leon (University of Guadalajara, Mexico & Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain); Cristian D. Chiñas-Palacios (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico & Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain); Carlos Vargas-Salgado and Elías Hurtado-Pérez (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain); Edith Garcia (University of Guadalajara, Mexico)
Comparison of Short-Term Load Forecasting Techniques
Rajat Sethi and Jan Kleissl (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Implementation of Critical Care Customer Within a Small-Scale Model of a Smart Grid
Sean S Monemi (California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, USA)

B24-2: Break 2

S4: Energy Efficiency I

AC Vs DC Power Efficiency Comparison of a Hybrid Wind/Solar Microgrid
Diego Aponte-Roa (Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Gurabo Campus, Puerto Rico); Gerardo Guerrero Cabarcas (University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Campus, Puerto Rico); Wayne Weaver (Michigan Technological University, USA)
Optimal Seasonal Wind Curtailment for Islanded Provisional Microgrid Operation
Tarek Masaud (Marshall University, USA)
Sensor Node Design for Energy Savings in Building Energy Management Systems
Daniel Fernando Espejel-Blanco and Jose Hoyo-Montano (Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo, Mexico); Jose Chavez and Fredy Hernandez-Aguirre (Tecnológico Nacional de México/Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo, Mexico)
Clean Air with a Mongolian Ger
Ivyann O Running, Dylan Sellers, Prabhakar Ramaraj and Paul McMullin (Brigham Young University, USA)

B24-3: Break 3

S5: Internet of Things I

Implementing an IoT Energy Monitoring System Using the Challenge-based Learning Model
Hybrid Environment IOT-Mapping of Over-Tourism and Air Pollution in the Azores Archipelago
James Olmsted, Steve Mwangi, Korey R Pecha and Orlando Baiocchi (University of Washington, USA); Katalina Biondi (University of Central Florida, USA); Selina Teng (University of Washington, USA); Francisco Baiocchi (City University, London, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
The Potential of New Data Sources in a Data-Driven Transportation, Operation, Management and Assessment System (TOMAS)
A Modular, Scalable Automation System for a Distribution Substation
Bamdad Falahati and Tanvi Singla (SEL, USA); Poria Fajri (University of Nevada, Reno, USA); Esmaeil Safaee (SEL, USA)

B24-4: Break 4

S6: Water Resources Management

Toward Sustainable Water System: Modeling Pipe Failure in Water Distribution Networks
Thikra Dawood and Emad Elwakil (Purdue University, USA); Hector Mayol Novoa and José Fernando Gárate Delgado (National University of St Augustin of Arequipa, USA)
Assessment of the Existing Drainage System in Infanta, Quezon Province for Flood Hazard Management Using Analytical Hierarchy Process
Cris Edward Monjardin and Fibor Tan (Mapua University, Philippines); Francis Aldrine Uy (Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines); Franz Jayson Bale, Emmanuel Voluntad and Ria Mae Batac (Mapua University, Philippines)
Application of Artificial Neuro-Fuzzy Interference System in Rainfall-Runoff Modelling at Imus River, Cavite
Cris Edward Monjardin (Mapua University, Philippines); Francis Aldrine Uy (Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines); Fibor Tan, Kevin Christian Javate, Russel Carpio and John Patrick Laquindanum (Mapua University, Philippines)
Smart Watershed Monitoring for near Real-time Hydrologic Modeling in a Tropical Environment: The Case of Magat River Basin in Luzon, Philippines
Fibor Tan (Mapua University, Philippines)

K3: Keynote

"Challenges of the Connected Vehicle Revolution"

There is currently much on-going activity in the research and design of systems to enhance the safety of vehicular traffic on roads and highways. These include vehicle-to-vehicle based and vehicle-to-infrastructure based electronics systems with extension to personal devices. These systems need to work collaboratively with acceptable latencies in an intelligent and reconfigurable network environment. This is characterized by multiple localized and dynamically changing motion control loops which include each individual vehicle driver (and pedestrian). Systems will comprise a mix of existing and new technologies such as laser, imaging, computer vision, radar, cellular, WiFi, GPS, millimetric Waves, and others. A range of products and systems will compete for market entry from diverse developers and nations and the need for standardization is paramount. The behavior of an autonomously driven vehicle and how it could indeed improve accident rates compared to an intuitive human under diverse conditions is a contentious issue. The cost of failure is high as human life is in the loop. Replacing the intuition-driven human with multiple pre-programmed computing engines and sensor and actuator platforms will present a significant system and software engineering challenge. Not least because the transition from human to computer will not occur overnight.

A significant challenge exists in validating real time software-driven prototypes, final systems, and maintaining performance while in operation. The major players in this traffic evolution will be the government (legislative entity), the insurance companies (risk managing entities) and vehicle manufacturers and their technology partners (product developers). This will create new watersheds in the industry. The customers are vehicle drivers of all kinds: automobiles, trucks, tractors, vehicles with trailers, two-wheeled motorized vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. This presentation overviews some of the challenges and offers some directions for this burgeoning industry. A spotlight will be shone on lessons learnt from the aviation industry.

S7: Sustainable Electronics II

Auto-Configurable Feature in Universal Remote Terminal Unit (uRTU)
Theerapong Fongjun, Jirayut Phontip, Arnan Jomtarax and Kumpee Suksomboon (National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand)
Sustainability Driven Performance Evaluation of Underground Smart Grid Conversion
Daniel Marques da Silva Chaves (CERTI Foundation, Brazil); Leticia Lagni Dagnese (Fundação CERTI, Brazil); Marcos Aurelio Izumida Martins (CERTI Foundation, Brazil)
A Solar-Based Stand-Alone Family House for Energy Independence and Efficiency
Bradley Postovoit, David Susoeff, Daniel Daghbas, Jonathan Holt and Ha Thu Le (California State Polytechnic University Pomona, USA)
Effect of Printing Technology to Electricity and Environment
Hisham A Alghamdi (Najran University & College of Engineering, Saudi Arabia)
Event Flow Measurements in Remote Tropical Watersheds in the Philippines: The Need for Automated Weather-proof Devices
Fibor Tan and Cris Edward Monjardin (Mapua University, Philippines); Francis Aldrine Uy (Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines); Chennie Carissa Caja, Roa Shalemar Pornasdoro, Jeffrey Dave Sy and Larriz Samudio (Mapua University, Philippines)

B25-1: Break 1

S8: Energy Efficiency II

UAV Power Management, Generation, and Storage System Principles and Design
Timothy W Kidd (629 E Myrtle Ave. & Cal Poly Pomona, USA); Zhen Yu (California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, USA)
How the Fluorescent and LED Lamps Affect the DC Home Nanogrids
Miguel Angel Cordova-Fajardo and E. S. Tututi (Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico)
Non-Linear Control Strategy for a Two-Body Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter Using Q Actor-Critic Learning
Leila Ghorban Zadeh, David Glennon and Ted Brekken (Oregon State University, USA)
A Better Policy for Electric and Low-Emission Cars Using Systems Thinking
Arsalan Pasdar (University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway); Mo Mansouri (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)

L25: Lunch

K4: Keynote

"Orbit Options for Near-Term Space Solar Power"

Studies of space solar power (SSP) for the commercial grid have usually considered transmitting power from geostationary orbit (GEO), via microwaves at frequencies below 10 GHz, where the atmosphere is relatively transparent. Due to beam divergence from that distance at such frequencies, system sizes must be large, leading to power levels of 1000 MW or more. However, the scale of the systems, and the need to develop low-cost routine access to space, make competing with traditional energy sources challenging in the near-term. More recently, studies by the US Naval Research Laboratory have considered SSP for nearer-term niche uses in remote locations. At such locations, providing power by conventional means can be challenging. Many remote locations are typically powered by generators, which depend on fuel delivered at great cost, often through hazardous environments. Power requirements for such users range from a few hundred kilowatts to several megawatts. Furthermore, some remote facilities are at high latitudes, which are inaccessible from geostationary orbit. This presentation will consider alternative orbits. Examples of such orbits are highly inclined orbits, which may be sun-synchronous, or have a repeating ground track, or both. In addition, elliptical orbits may be considered which have relatively long dwell times over ground sites that are beneath their apogee. Since non-GEO orbits do not remain over their intended ground sites, systems or constellations, of satellites must be designed, in which beam handoffs can provide a given ground site with power much of the time, while making maximum use of the satellites as multiple satellites serve multiple ground sites.

S9: Smart Grid II

A New Model to Analyze Power and Communication System Intra-and-Inter Dependencies
Sohini Roy, Harish Chandrasekaran and Anamitra Pal (Arizona State University, USA); Arunabha Sen (ASU, USA)
Disaggregation of Behind-the-Meter Solar Generation in Presence of Energy Storage Resources
Chung Ming Cheung, Sanmukh Kuppannagari, Rajgopal Kannan and Viktor K. Prasanna (University of Southern California, USA)
Real Time Indoor Positioning System for Smart Grid Based on UWB and Artificial Intelligence Techniques
Long Cheng (ABB Inc., USA); Hao Chang (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA); Kexin Wang (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA); Zhaoqi Wu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

B25-2: Break

S10: Internet of Things II & Societal Implications / Quality of Life I

Mitigation of Grid Susceptibility Caused by Behind-the-Meter Solar Generation
Michael D Balestrieri, Anthony James, Matthew Kedis and Frank M Gonzales (Southern California Edison, USA)
Electric Utilities' Role in Promoting and Advancing Smart City Solutions
Emily T Chang (Boston University, USA); Shay Bahramirad and Daniel Kushner (Commonwealth Edison, USA)
Toward Smart and Sustainable Infrastructure Solution: Assessment and Modelling of Qualitative Factors Affecting Productivity in Microtunneling Projects
Emad Elwakil (Purdue University, USA); Mohamed Hegab (California State University Northridge, USA)
MiSA - A System for a Microlending Service to Assist Edge Communities
Yash Mahajan (Virginia Tech, USA); Dilip Krishnaswamy (Reliance Jio Platforms, India); Pethuru Raj Chelliah (IBM, India)

B25-3: Break

S11: Societal Implications / Quality of Life II

The Community Sustainable Development Measure (CSDM): Localizing Sustainable Development Goals Across Scales
Suraj Sheth and Luis Bettencourt (University of Chicago, USA)
Expert-based Risk Level Assessment Model for Microtunneling Projects
Emad Elwakil (Purdue University, USA); Mohamed Hegab (California State University Northridge, USA)
Big Charging: The Large Power Demanding Future of Electric Vehicles
Jenna R DeLozier and Katrina Kelly-Pitou (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Joseph Petti (Dominion Energy, USA); Brandon Grainger (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Tile Arrays for Space Based Solar Power Satellites
Charles Jackson (Northrop Grumman, USA)

B25-4: Break

S12: Sustainable Electronics III & Renewable/Alternative Energy

A Luminous-free Remote Surveillance System with Inherent Video Overlay and IP Encoder
Muhammad Basit, Mohsin Khalil, Majid Khan and Muhammad Murtaza (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan)
Optimal Energy Storage Schedules for Load Leveling and Ramp Rate Control in Distribution Systems
Kevin Morrissey (SGS, USA); Salman Kahrobaee and Andrew Ioan (SCE, USA)
Gender Considerations in Load Estimation for Rural Electrification
Jane Namaganda-Kiyimba (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Joseph Mutale (University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
A Tool for Modernizing the Grid
Brad T Jensen (ABB, USA); Ryan Uyehara (Burns & McDonnell, USA)