Variable Frequency AC Motor Controller Using MCT's

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
28632
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Iap Research, Inc.
2763 Culver Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45429
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
L. John Adams
(513) 296-1806
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A power controller is described which has increased power capability (50-100 Hp range), improved efficiency, reduced cost, and increased control capability for control of onboard auxillary power sources. A full four-quadrant control inverter uses a variable frequency, quasi-resonant four-quadrant H-bridge configuration and a phase shifted PWM controller for control of a three phase AC induction motor. Use of second generation P-MCT's improves inverter efficiency. Phase controlling the motor as a two-speed transmission. A custom hybrid microprocessor based system controller gives the desired control capability in a small, low cost, low weight, package suitable for volume production. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS: The single stage inverter concept offers a performance advantage (low loss, reduced parts count) and has wide application in motor control for electric vehicles, tanks, all electric aircraft and multifunctional switching in Navy and Marine power systems.

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