On April 14, GE broke ground on what will be its new Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and development Center (EPISCENTER) on the University of Dayton campus in Dayton, Ohio. The center will be built on about eight acres on the University of Dayton’s campus on River Park Drive.
The EPISCENTER will complement GE Aviation’s new Electrical Power Integrated Center (EPIC) located in Cheltenham, UK, which will be operational this year. Together, these two research centers will augment GE Aviation’s existing research and development capabilities, further enabling collaborative research and driving innovation.
The center’s close proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the University of Dayton Research Institute is important in order to provide significant new support to the Air Force Research Labs and the University of Dayton. The University’s researchers will work with GE to develop and deploy computer modeling, simulation and analysis of advanced, dynamic electric power systems design and controls.
The center will be directed at several markets including end-to-end electrical power starter/ generation, conversion, distribution and load technologies for civil and military aerospace applications.