Term of Award

Spring 2017

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
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Department of Electrical Engineering

Committee Chair

Dr. Adel El Shahat

Committee Member 1

Dr. Rami Haddad

Committee Member 2

Dr. Mohammad Ahad


Smart grids were constructed as a means of communication to the electric grid through computer and other information technologies. This line of communication acts as gauge for a more accurate reading of power consumed. A nano grid is a model version of a smart grid with the ability to function as separate power generator. Such feature allows for this grid to power single loads and apply for special applications. A DC-DC converter was designed to apply to a nano grid which is a form of a smart grid. The converter was a single-input-multi-output converter which is taking one dc voltage and applying it to two dc output voltages. This boost converter takes the inputs and increases its voltages, leading to the outputs respectively. The nano grid utilizes this proposed converter to carry out its special characteristics. Procedures carried out in this research showed the success of the converter. Further steps include the designing of a ring and radial architecture nanogrid to form a microgrid. A comparison of results are made showing the efficiency and reliability of ring architecture layout microgrids Doing this creates a more complex system, and provide relief to multiple sources to prevent outages.

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