Archive for the ‘Systems’ Category

OneBusAway App Now Tracks MARTA Trains in Real Time

March 5, 2014 – The mobile app OneBusAway, which tracks public transportation in real time, now includes arrival times for MARTA trains in addition to the MARTA buses and Georgia Tech shuttles already featured in the app.

Georgia Tech Professor Chairs AAAS Panel on Pandemic Emergency Response

February 21, 2014 – To help coordinate a rapid response to pandemics, a professor at Georgia Tech has designed software that combines biological data on the pandemic with demographic data of the at-risk population so that health officials can develop a game plan to limit the pandemic’s spread.

Intergraph Acquires GT STRUDL Engineering Software System from Georgia Tech

February 10, 2014 — GT STRUDL, a structural engineering software system developed at Georgia Tech, has been acquired by Intergraph®, a leading producer of engineering enterprise software.

Online Design: Novel Collaborative Software Helps Systems Engineers Link Performance and Cost

January 22, 2014 — Researchers have produced an advanced web-based tool that lets physically separated participants collaborate on model-based systems engineering projects. The program utilizes open-source software components to allow users to visualize a system’s potential expense alongside its performance, reliability and other factors.

Optimizing Energy: $2.9 Million Award Will Help Reduce Fuel Use in Forward Operating Bases

January 16, 2014 — Georgia Tech researchers have begun a project to develop information that military resource planners can use to optimize energy consumption depending on mission needs and local conditions.

Graphene-Based Nano-Antennas May Enable Networks of Tiny Machines

December 12, 2013 — Researchers are taking advantage of the unique properties of graphene to design tiny antennas that may open the possibility for networks of nanometer-scale machines. Graphene could generate a type of electronic surface wave that would allow antennas just one micron long and 10 to 100 nanometers wide to do the work of much larger antennas.

Evidence Found for Granite on Mars

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.

Optimization Modeling Helps Control Electricity Supply Continuity in Brazil

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.

Methane-Munching Microorganisms Meddle with Metals

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.

Building the Future Power Grid: Researchers Tackle Energy Challenges with Technology Development and Policy Analysis

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.