WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE VARIOUS CONTROL METHODS BY WHICH THE POWER FACTOR OF AN INDUCTION GENERATOR CAN BE REGULATED TO ACHIEVE ENCHANCED POWER CONVERSION EFFICIENCY.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$48,635.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3399
Agency Tracking Number:
3399
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1411 Twin Oaks, Wichita Falls, TX, 76302
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DOUGLAS F. PARKER
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(817) 322-2206
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE VARIOUS CONTROL METHODS BY WHICH THE POWER FACTOR OF AN INDUCTION GENERATOR CAN BE REGULATED TO ACHIEVE ENCHANCED POWER CONVERSION EFFICIENCY. IN PARTICULAR, THIS STUDY WILL FOCUS UPON VARIABLE GENERATOR TERMINAL VOLTAGE CONTROL TO ACCOMPLISH THESE GOALS. VARIOUSCONTROL STRATEGIES WILL BE DEVELOPED IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE AND RELIABLE METHODS FOR TESTING ANDCOMMERCIALIZATION. ESTIMATES OF INCREASES IN GENERATOR EFFICIENCY, POWER OUTPUT AND ENERGY CAPTURE, ALONG WITH ANY ADDITIONAL OPERATIONAL BENEFITS WILL BE DETERMINED BY UTILIZATION OF THE CONTROL SCHEMES DEVELOPED. THE FINAL PRODUCT OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT WILL YIELD A MEANS BY WHICHWIND TURBINE GENERATORS CAN BE MAINTAINED AT NEAR CONSTANT EFFICIENCY THROUGHOUT THEIR ENTIRE OPERATING SPECTRUM.

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