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Tactical Power Plant Multi-Generator Intelligent Power Management Controller

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Department of Defense
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2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Radiance Technologies, Inc.
350 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805-1961
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Tactical Power Plant Multi-Generator Intelligent Power Management Controller
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-13-C-A417
Award Amount: $149,996.00


"Diesel generators provide the majority of power generation in forward operating areas, frequently operating inefficiently and requiring excessive maintenance."Right size"generator operation, energy storage, renewable energy inputs, and intelligent power management strategies can greatly reduce fuel consumption and reduce the level and frequency of maintenance. Predictive load profiling strategies, integration, and communications between the multiple devices on a micro-grid will yield additional fuel savings. Radiance Technologies, Inc. proposes to design and build a highly configurable power manager to optimize generator operation, reduce fuel consumption, and seamlessly integrate with multiple devices with and without external communications. The power manager consists of an energy storage device, inverter/charger, generator-synchronizer, renewable energy input, and intelligent controller. The proposed system will operate as a 10 kW redundant power plant or a 20 kW power plant using the new AMMPS generators or the legacy TQG generators; accepting 10 kW inputs from AC sources and one 3 kW renewable source such as solar. All configurations are packaged onto a Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) with two 10 kW generators. Radiance will establish an open communications protocol and implement drivers to interface with existing and future external communications protocols."

Principal Investigator:

Brian Freeman
Principal Investigator
(334) 246-2871

Business Contact:

Jeff Pearson
Contract Administrator
(256) 489-8543
Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiance Technologies Inc.
350 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 631204084
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No