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Electrical Power Systems Management

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Department of Defense
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2004 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor Beltsville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Electrical Power Systems Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0285
Award Amount: $70,000.00


The problem of `voltage collapse' is a serious issue in isolated and complex systems like shipboard power systems, especially in military craft where the ability to sustain substantial damage to the power system without complete failure is vital. Intelligent reconfiguration of the power system including energy storage, shifting loads, or shedding loads that are non-critical to combat operations might enable a battle-impaired ship to continue performing essential operations. The concepts and methods of intelligent control have advanced significantly and we propose to use these new techniques to build an Electric Power System Management tool that will improve reliability and enable fight through capability of shipboard electric power systems. We will design, implement and evaluate a Shipboard Power System Management tool that will prevent loss of power in critical buses when damage conditions are encountered. Our approach is to optimally reconfigure a ship power network following the occurrence of disruptive events. We view the power system as a hybrid system involving highly nonlinear continuous dynamics described by differential-algebraic-equations and discrete dynamics characterized by a nondeterministic finite state machine. We will integrate the new hybrid systems finite horizon optimal controllers with our techniques for designing nonlinear and discrete event state estimators.

Principal Investigator:

Carole Teolis
VP Systems Engineering

Business Contact:

Amy Hizoune
VP Finance
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10001 Derekwood Lane, Suite 204 Lanham, MD 20706

EIN/Tax ID: 952954785
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Drexel University
Dept of Elec and Computer Eng, 3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Dagmar Niebur
Contact Phone: (215) 895-6749
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university