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Application of Discrete-Time Statistical Signal Processing: Part 2

Thursday March 23rd, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
This lecture is free and all are invited. Pizza will be served.

 

Abstract:

The concept of probability density and distribution functions are introduced and illustrated with the normal and uniform density functions. The normal density is shown to be a function of its mean and variance only. The notion of a random variable is explained and illustrated. The concept of computing the sample mean is illustrated with a few simple examples such as the average expected from a large number of casts of a die. The sample means and mean square values are further illustrated by deriving the equations for linear regression that minimize the mean square error between the measured data and a straight line. Auto and Cross correlation time functions are defined along with convolution and the unit sample response. For a stationary random process, the equivalence between the ensemble mean, referred to as expectation, and the sample mean is demonstrated. Computation of expectation using the probability density is generalized and illustrated with computation of the mean, mean square value, variance, and correlation. Because most signal processing is in discrete time, wherever possible discussions are illustrated with discrete-time rather than a continuous time independent variable.

Speaker Biography:

Alan Lipsky specializes in feedback controls. His recent design and experience includes: a 500-watt off-line power supply for an ultrasonic generator, a 6 KW degaussing power amplifier, and a data acquisition system that extrapolates. He has a patent for a sonar signal processing equipment. His degrees consist of a Master's degree from MIT, and a Bachelor's from RPI where he was elected to beta-kappa-Nu and Tau-Beta-Pi.

Lecture Coordinators:

Dr. Donaldson, Chair, SPS, IEEE LI Section (signal@ieee.li)
Ms. Green, Vice Chair, SPS, IEEE LI Section (signal@ieee.li)
Prof. Issapour, Director, Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center

 

Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center is a co-sponsor along with IEEE.

 

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Solar PV and Local Government: Strategies for Going Solar

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room T101 at Farmingdale State College
This lecture is free.

 

Description:

This training will cover the basics of solar energy and review key strategies for developing solar in local jurisdictions. The training will first focus on adopting a streamlined permitting process for solar PV projects. The workshop will cover the process of adopting the Long Island Fast Track Permit and also options for establishing a permitting system for larger-scale solar PV projects. Next, the training will cover options for developing solar PV projects for local government facilities including community shared solar. Topics covered will include the different roles of local governments in developing or supporting solar PV projects, site assessments, financing options, the request for proposal process and bid evaluation.

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Solar PV for Engineers

Wednesday March 29th, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
This lecture is free.

 

Description:

This accredited course will provide basic design and installation instruction for engineers for PV systems including National Electric Code, International Fire Code, and International Building Code considerations (or similar code systems). Participants will receive in-depth and hands-on training on the equipment commonly found in PV systems as well as on utilizing local electrical and building codes in the design and installation of PV systems. This course is intended to provide information fundamental to the design and installation of code compliant PV systems, but should not be considered a course that will provide all the information that one may require in this field.

Continuing Education Credits are available:

  • NYSED (New York State Education Department): 6 Professional Developments Units for Professional Engineers
  • AIA (American Institute of Architects): 6 Learning Units
  • DOS BSC: 6 In-service training hours from the New York State Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes
    • Topic 1 - Code Enforcement and Administration (4 hours)
    • Topic 2 - Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (2 hours)
  • NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners): 5.5 credit hours
    • PV Installation (JTA 5.5/6 or Elective 5.5/6)
    • PV Tech Sales (JTA 5.5/12 or Elective 5.5/6)
    • SH Installer (JTA 0/6 or Elective 5.5/6)

If applicable, please bring your NY Training ID# or PE# to the event in order to sign in correctly for CEUs

Please bring a copy of the NEC Handbook for reference purposes. Additional reference materials and resources available through the PV Trainers Network website. See link.

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Solar PV for Architects: Evaluation and Design Fundamentals

Thursday March 30th, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
This lecture is free.

 

Description:

This accredited course will provide architects and design professionals with a basic understanding of PV system components, common systems types and operating characteristics. Participants will receive training on important design considerations for specifying PV technology as well as structural, electrical, and fire code issues associated with site assessments. Additionally, this training will provide the tools required to evaluate the economic performance and energy output of a solar electric systems, but should not be considered a course that will provide all the information that one may require in this field.

Continuing Education Credits are available:

  • AIA (American Institute of Architects): 3 Learning Units/Health Safety Welfare
  • DOS BSC: 3 In-service training hours from the New York State Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes
    • Topic 1 - Code Enforcement and Administration (2 hours)
    • Topic 2 - Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (1 hour)

If applicable, please bring your AIA Member # or NY Training ID # to the event in order to sign in correctly for CEUs

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Solute Ion Linear Alignment as an Energy Source to Address Aquifer Depletion Fresh Water Scarcity and Sea Level Rise

Thursday April 27th, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College

Cost of Seminar is $15.00
*PDH is available

 

Program Description

There are reports in the literature that the lives of 4 billion people are at risk in the foreseeable future as being subject to fresh water scarcity primarily due to depletion of fresh water aquifers and ground water, and losses due to evaporation. Although fresh water is scarce, the oceans are virtually an infinite source of water. Rather than trying to implement difficult fresh water usage restrictions, the best solution to fresh water scarcity would be to cheaply and efficiently convert seawater to fresh water. However, major obstacles to desalination are high energy consumption and operating cost.

"Solute Ion Linear Alignment as the Energy Source to Address Aquifer Depletion Fresh Water Scarcity and Sea Level Rise" was presented as ASME Technical Paper IMECE-2016-65930 in Phoenix, Arizona on November 14, 2016. The speaker will present this technology, which is a process in which potential energy of electrostatic fields of like charged solute ions is converted to kinetic energy, which can be a cheap power source for the desalination process.

 

About the Speaker 

Anthony (Tony) Fresco is currently a patent agent registered to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office. He is a Life Member of ASME, serving in various administrative rolls, currently as Long Island ASME Secretary. Mr. Fresco has a BME from City College of NY and as MSME from the former Polytechnic Institute of NY. He has worked professionally at Con Edison, Ebasco Services (now Raytheon) and Brookhaven National Labs, mainly in the area of electric power generation design and nuclear power plant regulatory safety issues.

 

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Brand Yourself in an Energy World

May 4, 11, 18 and 25th, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College

Description:

While solar systems are a growing enterprise and gaining popularity on regional and national scales, the people involved from the beginning of the process are getting the short straw. Getting started in solar systems can be tricky, but the key isn't marketing your skills: it's marketing yourself.

Dr. Corinne Graham has 18 years of experience under her belt across the retail and marketing spectrum, and she's here to help. Her seminar, "Brand Yourself in the Energy World" will teach rising technicians about getting themselves known in order to gain on-site experience and a trusted client base in a step-by-step process. The course will cover key branding realms: marketing, web presence, brand identity, media relations, and social media.

Marketing: How to effectively communicate your skill set to the right people. Covers market analysis to target your ideal audience as well as basic communication skills.

Brand Identity: How to turn yourself and your business into a recognizable and well-known entity. Covers logos, naming, how to differentiate yourself, as well as basic copyright law.

Web Presence:The basics of having yourself and your company out there on the internet, where you can be found by potential clients and showcase your skills. Covers start to finish of putting a website together and internet etiquette.

Media Relations: Establishing a relationship with newspapers, blogs, and various other media outlets to get your brand known to a wider audience. Covers press releases, publicists, and the pros and cons of doing your own Public Relations.

Social Media: Creating an online presence verses a web presence includes various social media marketing, including Facebook pages, twitter, and Periscope. Covers social media etiquette and the basics of the various platforms to determine what is right for you.

Do not miss out!! You are able to conference call-in!!!!!!!

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