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Intermediate Transient Support of High Rate and Pulsed Loads

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
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Small Business Information
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Li, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Intermediate Transient Support of High Rate and Pulsed Loads
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-12-M-0373
Award Amount: $79,932.00


RCT Systems proposes to develop a conceptual design for an Intermediate Energy Storage Module (IESM) that will provide the energy storage, power electronics and controls necessary to keep high power pulse loads from disrupting the ship"s distribution grid and allow the power system to meet the specifications in MIL-STD-1399. In its system tradeoff and analysis, RCT Systems will also consider a novel approach which could result in a significantly reduced total amount of energy storage. The advanced energy storage element for the IESM will be designed with modularity to match the load modularity and recognizing that an element of design risk is acceptable in order to minimize size, weight and cost. While there will be focus on advanced developments in capacitors and batteries, RCT Systems will also consider other types of energy storage which might fit the unique needs of the system energy storage solutions identified in our approach.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Young
Advisory Engineer
(410) 694-8054

Business Contact:

Dennis Mahoney
VP Business Development
(410) 694-8044
Small Business Information at Submission:

RCT Systems, Inc.
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Linthicum, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 043649652
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Florida State University
Center for Advanced Power Syst
100 Levy Ave., Boldg. A
Tallahasse, FL 32310-
Contact: Steve McClellan
Contact Phone: (850) 645-2157