University Research Campus-North
The main laboratory is located 3.5 miles away from Norman campus at North campus, an OU research facility near the Max Westheimer Airport in Norman. The lab occupies Room 210 and the High Bay in a large hangar open space, making it ideal for facilitating large-scale experimental tests. The laboratory is equipped for high-power experimentation using state-of-the-art instrumentation and measurement devices.
Address: Building NC 210
1928 Goddard Ave, Norman OK 73069
High Bay Facility
The high bay has undergone a recent electrical upgrade to support the new laboratory with high capacity circuits. The high bay deck is zoned for low-to-medium voltage testing to support industrial testing of power apparatus such as transformer and rotating machines. The lab has access to a 5 ton crane and large open-spaced area necessary for maintaining electrical clearance for safety.
In addition to various ac/dc bench top variable power supplies, the laboratory has a 480 V three-phase feeder which is serviced by a dedicated 12.47 kV / 480 V transformer. 480 V and 208 V three-phase sources are available throughout the facility. The total testing power available is approximately 400 kVA.
The Gallogly College of Engineering has recently approved plans for further expansion of the laboratory into the ground floor of the high bay facility. The new space will undergo renovations for new work benches, security fencing and various high-power machinery and power system testbeds.
Power systems research of a less experimental nature and more simulation-analytical focus is being conducted at OU Norman campus in the Devon Energy Hall building, Lab Room 412. This lab is equipped for small bench top experimental tests and software simulations. Some of the power system simulation tools available are MATLAB-Simulink/Simscape, ETAP, PowerWorld and LabView.
Address: Devon Energy Hall
110 W. Boyd St, Norman OK 73019
All laboratory members must comply with strict safety protocols when conducting experimental studies. The basic protocols are described in the LEEPS_Safety_Documents which is periodically updated. The high bay hangar is not well insulated and gets very cold in the winter and hot in the summer, so please dress appropriately.