Undergraduate students Ms. Fatima Al-Janahi and Mr. Rahul Balamurugan presented their research on characterizing electrical arc in photovoltaic energy systems at the Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium in College Station, Tx USA

The team developed a computer-controlled mechatronics testbed to facilitate scientifically repeatable photovoltaic arc generation conditions and waveform recording. Moreover, the team created a MATLAB program to analyze the FFTs and STFTs of the current and voltage waveforms recorded. Their research was supported in part by an Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) grant # UREP24-023-2-010 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation).