ECE Professor Joins with CAVS, Leading Institutions on E-Ship Research

September 3, 2021

Seungdeog ChoiDr. Seungdeog Choi of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Mississippi State University was recently awarded a grant sponsored by the Office of Naval Research for the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC) effort. Dr. Choi is working with Angela Card and Gregory J. Henley, both research engineers from MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS).

The ESRDC has supported collaborative research projects between multiple institutions to advance new electric ship development. This project has also supported the education of student to address the shortage of electric power engineers in the nation, especially in Department of Defense sectors, by providing education opportunities for students in state-of-the-art experimental facilities. Member institutions include: Florida State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MSU, Virginia Tech, Naval Post Graduate School, Purdue University, University of South Carolina, the University of Texas at Austin, and the US Naval Academy. The ESRDC’s efforts contribute to the goal of ensuring the United States’ superiority in electric systems well into the future.

Under the new grant, MSU has two major efforts. One effort will focus on mitigating common-mode electromagnetic interference (EMI) from an overall network solution perspective. The EMI issues have rapidly increased due to many power devices with extremely fast wide-bandgap power switches in a more-electric ship, resulting in an unprecedented noisy environment. MSU will focus on finding practical and innovative solutions to such challenges.

The other effort that MSU’s group will focus on is a continued task to utilize high-performance computing (HPC) for early-stage ship system design. HPC algorithms will be developed to address some of the computationally challenging ship system design tasks, such as the set-based design with parameter sweeps to select the best component in a given scenario in a more efficient manner.

For information about Dr. Choi and his research, visit his website.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University consists of 23 faculty members (including 7 endowed professors), 3 clinical faculty, 10 professional and support staff, and over 700 undergraduate and graduate students with approximately 88 being at the Ph.D. level. With research expenditure of the department in excess of $10M, the department houses the largest High Voltage Laboratory among North American Universities. For more detailed information on the department please visit our website