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Optimum Control of Induction Generators for Water Current Energy Harnessing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99535
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10-82
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1.5SG
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Electro Standards Laboratories
36 western Industrial Drive Cranston, RI 02921-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Optimum Control of Induction Generators for Water Current Energy Harnessing
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R10CN0215
Award Amount: $94,972.50
 

Abstract:

Optimization of generator performance and maximization of output power are difficult to attain in the generation of hydro-power. This is due to the changing water conditions and corresponding changes in the form of available energy. ESL proposes to use self-tuning controls in combination with a suitably chosen and optimized generator driven by hydro-energy and condition it for distribution to then power grid. The proposed approach is to use control to maximize power generation while maintaining generator efficiency, despite changes in water conditions and electrical load demands.

Principal Investigator:

Raymond B. Sepe, Jr.
Vice President Research & Engineering
4019431164
rsepe@electrostandards.com

Business Contact:

Raymond B. Sepe, Jr.
Vice President Research & Engineering
4019431164
rsepe@electrostandards.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Electro Standards Laboratories
36 WESTERN INDUSTRIAL DR CRANSTON, RI 02921

EIN/Tax ID: 050380949
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No