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CURENT LTB Selected as 2020 R&D 100 Award Recipient

The CURENT Large Scale Testbed (LTB) for cyber-physical power grid simulation led by the CURENT research center (headquartered at The University of Tennessee) has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 R&D 100 Awards, which are known as the most prestigious innovation awards program for the past 56 years, honoring 100 great R&D revolutionary ideas and products each year in science and technology.R&D 100 Award logo.png

The CURENT LTB is a closed-loop software platform that continuously simulates the dynamics, communication, and control of modern power grids with high penetration of renewable energy. Since released in 2019, the LTB has received four licensed users (including two pending) and also played a critical role for research demonstrations to assist with 5 successes of funded proposals led by external users totaling $3.8 million in which the LTB lead Dr. Fangxing “Fran” Li serves as a collaborating site-PI or co-PI.

Congratulations to the award-winning team, Prof. Fran Li (Lead), Prof. Kevin Tomsovic (Co-Lead), Dr. Hantao Cui, Prof. Joe Chow, and Prof. Ali Abur!

Below is a diagram of the LBT Main Architecture.

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More information about R&D 100 Awards can be found at https://www.rdworldonline.com/rd-100-award-winners-announced-in-process-prototyping-and-software-services-categories/.



Dr. Fran Li, University of Tennessee



Dr. Kevin Tomsovic, University of Tennessee



Dr. Hantao Cui, University of Tennessee



Dr. Joe Chow, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 



D. Ali Abur, Northeastern University