Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2018

1995  The University of Texas at San Antonio  (75813)

Principal Investigator: Dessouky, Samer (Principal Investigator) Guo, Ruyan (Co-PI) Binzaid, Shuza (Co-PI) Papagiannakis, Athanassios (Co-PI) Montoya Rodriguez, Arturo (Co-PI) Bhalla, Amar (Co-PI) Sharif, Hatim (Co-PI)  

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 596,986

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 9/1/17 - 8/31/19

Restricted Research: YES


Department, Center, School, or Institute: Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI)  

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: A Hybrid Integrated Sensing and Energy Conversion (HISEC) System For Harvesting Mechanical and Thermal Energy from Roadways

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: City Public Svc

Program Title: N/A


Roadways are a major component of the civil infrastructure that contributes to societal welfare by providing mobility for commerce and people. Improved vehicle fuel efficiency and stagnant fuel tax rates have drastically reduced the funding available for maintaining the roadway pavement infrastructure, despite the increasing traffic volumes. In the light of declining resources, the challenge is to develop innovative smart technologies for monitoring the usage and condition of roadways. Doing so using self-powered systems embedded in the roadway will add a power source that can also power lighting and signage independently of the electric grid. The need for such technology is made more acute with the future growth of autonomous (i.e., self-driving) vehicles and the spread of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2F) communications that will improve roadway safety and reduce accidents. This technology can provide the backbone of an autonomous intelligent transportation system.

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