Two-Level Power Management System
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Tactical power grids or base camps power grids are designed to meet today's sophisticated electric power needs of modern soldiers and weaponry. Frequent low load ratio in these systems leads to power inefficiency. Also, the fact that energy demand may have spikes makes necessary the existence of a load shedding and demand management for increased power grid reliability. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and Georgia Institute of Technology propose to develop an inexpensive intelligent control system for tactical power grids. The proposed system will be portable, highly reliable by virtue of its distributed nature and capable of managing efficient utilization of energy sources and maximizing the reliability of the power supply. In the proposed system, power management is conducted at two levels, grid level and load center level, in a distributed fashion using a high fidelity system model. The overall approach it can match and manage both power demand and energy demand with the grid generation. Moreover, a neural net based load profiles prediction tool is proposed in the assistance of the load shedding and demand management. Therefore, the proposed approach will naturally lead to more reliable and efficient power and energy delivery systems.
Small Business Information at Submission:
OCntracts and Proposals Manager
INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855
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