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Advanced Power Management for In-Service Combatants

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98444
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-055-1041
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-055
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ 07981-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Advanced Power Management for In-Service Combatants
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-10-C-0032
Award Amount: $79,999.00
 

Abstract:

MSI and subcontractor, Fairmount Automation, propose to develop the capability to monitor and control different power sources to maintain voltage and power system stability with a master controller while maximizing efficiency for a Navy ship under different operating modes. The Navy is taking advantage of opportunities for more efficient and flexible shipboard power generation using technologies such as Hybrid Electric Drives (HED), Electric Propulsion Systems (EPS), and advanced energy storage devices. The issue is that current power management methodology and products lack the capability to support emerging Navy requirements. The Phase I SBIR effort includes shipboard data collection by the PI. The data collected will be used (a) to refine the system requirements, (b) to identify or confirm the limitations in current power management related hardware and software, and (c) by Fairmount Automation to validate a virtual model for the proposed power management system with "real-world" information. The Phase I models form the basis for defining the power management system architecture, testing control algorithms that aim to efficiently and optimally share power under various expected operating load scenarios, and allow an assessment of potential development risk areas. Phase II concludes with a validated prototype system.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Prisco
Principal Engineer
9733269973
charles.prisco@mechsol.com

Business Contact:

Karen Rizzi
General Manager
9733269920
ksr@mechsol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ 07981

EIN/Tax ID: 223476647
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No