Advanced Electrical Power Management System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$468,723.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-06-C-0687
Award Id:
70447
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-023-0325
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2904 44th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33714
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
960092674
Principal Investigator:
Rick Silva
Principal Investigator
(727) 548-0522
rsilva@custom-mfg-eng.com
Business Contact:
Nancy Crews
President
(727) 547-9799
ncrews@custom-mfg-eng.com
Research Institute:
TEXAS A&M UNIV.
Karen L Butler-Purry
Dept of Electrical Engineering
College Station, TX, 77843
(979) 845-3211
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
CME along with Texas A&M University (TAMU) continue under this proposed Phase II to further develop an advanced electrical power management system for shipboard application, called PARE (Power Analysis and Reconfiguration Engine). The present version of PARE is a monitoring and control system that monitors the shipboard electrical power system, detects abnormal and fault conditions, determines a reconfiguration plan, validates the plan, provides instructions for an operator and assesses the result. The abnormal operating conditions could be in response to abnormal loading, as well as battle and equipment-failure induced faults. An expert system based reconfiguration methodology, developed by Dr. Butler-Purry's research team at Texas A&M for electric shipboard power systems, uses rule-based knowledge representation. The system determines the control units that should be altered for restoring power to de-energized loads based on the priority of loads and security constraints such as generator power capacities, cable current ampacities, and load node voltage operating limits. CME is transitioning this Texas A&M technology from the laboratory to feasible shipboard application. During Phase II, CME/TAMU will determine, characterize, and define external hardware and software systems in existing and future ships. We proposed to modularize and create interfaces among PARE software components and external systems. CME/TAMU will investigate, study, and characterize the performance of the "shipboard equivalent" to a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system with emphasis on data integrity, timing, coverage and level of control. CME/TAMU will then develop, integrate, and demonstrate the PARE/SCADA/ShipSim system.

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