Archive for the ‘Systems’ Category
November 18, 2013 – Large amounts of a mineral found in granite, known as feldspar, were found in an ancient Martian volcano. The location of the feldspar also provides an explanation for how granite could have formed on Mars.
November 15, 2013 — Optimization research provided by Georgia Tech helped improve a computer algorithm used to ensure that electricity generation meets the demand in Brazil. The country relies heavily on hydroelectric facilities for its electricity.
November 11, 2013 – A pair of microbes on the ocean floor “eats” methane in a unique way, and a new study provides insights into their surprising nutritional requirements. Learning how these methane-munching organisms make a living in these extreme environments could provide clues about how the deep-sea environment might change in a warming world.
Research Horizons Spring-Summer 2013 — Research surrounding smart grid issues is a major focus of energy and sustainable infrastructure studies at Georgia Tech. The research crosses many disciplines, including electrical and computer engineering, public policy, mechanical engineering and information security.
October, 17, 2013 – The Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) Laboratory ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony was held on Oct. 17. The lab is the latest addition to the North Avenue Research Area (NARA) complex, on the southwestern edge of campus. The mission of CNES is to bring together a diverse mix of experts to solve some of the big technological problems in clean energy and partner with industry to bring these solutions to the market. So far, solar research at CNES, with numerous projects, patents and industry partnerships, is a shining example of things to come.
October 10, 2013 – A new study suggests that ‘unpredictable climate variability’ behaves in a more predictable way than previously assumed.
April 23, 2013 — To study the effects of improvised explosive devices on soldiers and help provide continuing treatment, researchers have developed a sensor system that measures the physical environment of an explosion and collects data that can correlate what the soldier experienced with long-term outcomes.
March 29, 2013 — Researchers have developed an ultra-compact passive true time delay device that could help reduce the size, complexity, power requirements and cost of phased array designs. The device uses the difference in speed between light and sound to create nanosecond signal delays.
February 4, 2013 — Researchers have shown for the first time that certain volatile organic gases can promote cloud formation in a way never considered before by atmospheric scientists. The finding could improve the ability to model cloud formation, which is an important part of climate.
December 13, 2012 — A device designed by engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is part of the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD), an experimental airborne system developed by the Earth Science Office at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.