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Detection and Mitigation of Electrical Faults in Medium Voltage DC (MVDC)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92492
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-050-0826
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Li, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Detection and Mitigation of Electrical Faults in Medium Voltage DC (MVDC) Architectures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-09-M-0102
Award Amount: $69,173.00
 

Abstract:

A novel combination of power electronics and electromechanical contactors is proposed to perform of sensing and fault protection in a Medium Voltage DC distribution system. This will reduce the electromechanical component ratings and size while providing both input to output galvanic isolation during operation and mechanical contact isolation and grounding of downstream equipment following a fault and for repair and maintenance activity. Satcon proposes under this SBIR to evaluate the basic building block converter / contactor configuration to characterize the performance as an electrical fault detector and mitigator for MVDC based systems. This evaluation will include both the semiconductor devices and other power electronic components as well as isolating and grounding electromechanical devices. Potential commercialization applications will be considered in both near term and further out scenarios for the spread of DC techniques into the commercial power distribution field.

Principal Investigator:

Ted Lesster
Advisory Engineer
4106940447
ted.lesster@satcon.com

Business Contact:

Erin Corcoran
Advisory Engineer
6178972437
erin.corcoran@satcon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
27 Drydock Avenue Boston, MA 02210

EIN/Tax ID: 043649652
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No