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Improving Power Systems

September 27, 2012

ECE professors Ali Abur and Hanoch Lev-Ari were awarded a $400K NSF grant to use synchronized measurements to determine where faults are in power systems.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of $7.2 billion (FY 2014), it is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.