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Integrated Power System Manager (IPSManager)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-055
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
International Association of Virtual Org
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific 345 West Main St., Ste. 201 Durham, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Integrated Power System Manager (IPSManager)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-10-C-0031
Award Amount: $79,988.00


The Navy requires methods for automated real time power management that optimize fuel resources, predict future energy requirements and create aggregate level models for dynamic management of devices within integrated power systems. The need to monitor and control energy resources will increase as Navy vessels are retrofit with new technologies. Current methods limit optimization of energy resources in that they do not anticipate future energy requirements, thus limiting strategic energy allocation within an integrated power system. IAVO proposes IPSManagerTM (Power Allocation Management System), that will control the production and allocation of energy aboard Naval ships and address several shortcomings of current technologies: The use of probabilistic Markov models to estimate future energy demands to find optimal strategies for allocation; Developing a trade-space between energy cost and QOS to efficiently maintain performance of critical systems; Incorporating support for distributed systems to ensure reliability of power supply to critical infrastructure during catastrophic losses; Developing an intelligent processing method which marries benefits of computationally intensive mathematical and real time solutions; and Reducing life cycle costs through an interoperable open architecture that can be easily installed across multiple ship platforms and can incorporate energy demands for new devices.

Principal Investigator:

Jenn Carter
Division Director

Business Contact:

Matt Heric
Small Business Information at Submission:

International Association of Virtual Org., Inc.
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific 345 West Main St., Ste. 201 Durham, NC 27701

EIN/Tax ID: 541864643
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No