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Compact, Modular, Integrated Power Node Center

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0613
Agency Tracking Number: N181-069-1268
Amount: $129,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-069
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-06-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-12-11
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place
Rockledge, FL 32955
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Toy Beechner
 (321) 631-3550
 tbeechner@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Navy ships currently operate two independent power systems at 60Hz and another at 400Hz. These two power systems are redundant wasting spacing. A better approach is to utilize 60 Hz equipment and place 400Hz equipment at the load site. In addition, future Naval ships will also utilize dc distribution, providing another power distribution bus to service loads. Thus a local power conversion solution for current and future Naval vessels is necessary. Mainstream proposes a modular, ultra-power dense integrated power node center with reconfigurable output types and power levels. The proposed solution will increase the power density of naval power electronics to levels required to be strategically located, lower maintenance cost, and increase reliability over current solutions. In Phase I, Mainstream will design and optimize the power electronics hardware, thermal management system, and controls. The power electronic hardware will also be demonstrated. In Phase II, Mainstream will demonstrate a full-scale prototype in a simulated naval power system.

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