The GTSR Electrical Team is tasked with the design and implementation of the various electrical subsystems required for a solar-powered vehicle. From the solar cells to the battery pack to the power train, we deal with ultra-high efficiency and solid reliability. We get the opportunity to work on cutting edge designs and with power electronics developed by various international firms and research organizations. Our members range in disciplines from pure CS to analog and digital design. The electrical team is subdivided into four sub-teams: Auxiliary Systems, Batteries and BMS, Powertrain, Solar and MPPT.
Mario is a second year electrical engineering student at Georgia Tech. As the team’s electrical lead, he oversees the design and implementation of all electrical systems for GTSR’s solar car, ensuring that all regulatory standards are met. Mario is passionate about renewable energy, and hopes to one day apply his GTSR experiences in the amplification of public transport. Outside of Solar Racing, he enjoys biking, playing Mario Kart with friends, and learning about electric motors and power electronics.
Mitali is a second-year Computer Science major from Fairfax, VA. As Aux Lead, she oversees the low-voltage electronics, driver interfacing, harnessing, and telemetry on the car. When she’s not wasting the car’s energy, she enjoys anything SF&F, exploring Atlanta, and sleeping.
Daniel Cox | Batteries & BMS Lead
Daniel is a second-year year Nuclear Engineering and Physics student hoping to work in the nuclear industry. As batteries lead, he manages all projects related to the car’s battery pack and the systems associated with that. If he is not designing a PCB, he is probably cooking or troubleshooting his physics simulation code.
Prithvi is a second-year Electrical Engineering major and CS minor from Downingtown, PA. As the Solar and MPPT subteam lead, he oversees array layout, wiring, and installation; CAN interfacing; and the MPPTs. Outside of Solar Racing, he’s into singing, roller coasters, and keeping up with transit/transportation.