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A TRIMODE POWER PROCESSOR TO OPTIMIZE PHOTOVOLTAIC, BATTERY, AND…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27106
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27106
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Abacus Controls, Inc.
80 Readington Road PO Box 893 Somerville, NJ 08876 0089
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: A TRIMODE POWER PROCESSOR TO OPTIMIZE PHOTOVOLTAIC, BATTERY, AND DIESEL-GENERATOR SOURCES FOR ECONOMIC STAND-ALONE POWER PLANTS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $741,981.00
 

Abstract:

A HYBRID POWER PLANT, CONSISTING OF A DIESEL GENERATOR, A BATTERY FOR ENERGY STORAGE, A PHOTO-VOLTAIC ARRAY OR OTHER RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE, AND AN INVERTER/BATTERY CHARGER, WILL BE ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE BOTH WITHIN THE UNITED STATES AND THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPING WORLD WHERE RURAL AREAS ARE STARVING FOR QUALITY POWER. AT PRESENT DIESEL GENERATORS RUN CONTINUOUSLY; THE NEW HYBRID POWER PLANTS WILL TRANSFER POWER SOURCES BETWEEN THE DIESEL GENERATOR AND THE INVERTER AT LEAST DAILY. THE PLANNED PHASE I RESEARCH METHODICALLY APPROACHES THE CONTROL OF THE INVERTER SO THAT THE TRANSFER OF POWER IS A SMOOTH PROCESS. AN ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER FOR THE INVERTER/BATTERY CHARGER WILL MEASURE AND STORE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A DIESEL GENERATOR IN THE FIELD AND ADJUST THE TRANSFER OF POWER BY OPERATING THE INVERTER IN PARALLEL WITH THE DIESEL GENERATOR FOR A FEW SECONDS AT EACH POWER TRANSFER. THE SUCCESS OF PHASE I WILL BE DEMONSTRATED WITH COMPUTER SIMULATIONS THAT PREDICT PROPER OPERATION BOTH IN THE STEADY STATE AND DURING ALL POWER TRANSFERS.

Principal Investigator:

George O'sullivan
9085266010

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Abacus Controls Inc.
80 Readington Rd Somerville, NJ 08876

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