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Dynamic Simulation of High-Power Machinery Systems

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100 West Lafayette, IN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Dynamic Simulation of High-Power Machinery Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $596,305.00


A meaningful computer simulation effort in the area of high-power machinery systems could have a major impact upon the cost of developing these systems. It is proposed, in this Phase 1, to develop modular, detailed and reduced-order digital computer simulations for an example high-power machinery system. Implementing these types of simulations using standard techniques may not be sufficiently innovative for a SBIR; however, P. C. Krause and Associates (PCKA) have developed methods which could markedly improve the speed and facility of these simulations. In particular, a method has been developed which permits a detailed simulation of an ac power system which is orders of magnitude faster than standard methods. It is proposed to apply this technique to high-power machinery systems. Secondly, PCKA have developed a technique to extract information from an accurate reduced-order simulation and, using this information, reconstruct the instantaneous steady-state waveforms including harmonics, without resorting to a standard cost-prohibitive detailed digital simulation. It is also proposed to apply this technique (waveform reconstruction) to high-power machinery systems. If successful, this research would yield an accurate systems simulation environment for in-house use by the government and industry, not just to investigate pulsed power systems but to study a wide range of high- power machinery systems.

Principal Investigator:

Paul C. Krause

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P. C. Krause & Assoc., Inc.
3016 Covington Street West Lafayette, IN 47906

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No