Two-Level Power Management System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-07-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: A062-140-1857
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-140
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Xu
 Program Manager
 (301) 294-5242
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: OCntracts and Proposals Manager
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
Tactical power grids or base camps power grids are designed to meet today’s sophisticated electric power needs of modern soldiers and weaponry. Frequent low load ratio in these systems leads to power inefficiency. Also, the fact that energy demand may have spikes makes necessary the existence of a load shedding and demand management for increased power grid reliability. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and Georgia Institute of Technology propose to develop an inexpensive intelligent control system for tactical power grids. The proposed system will be portable, highly reliable by virtue of its distributed nature and capable of managing efficient utilization of energy sources and maximizing the reliability of the power supply. In the proposed system, power management is conducted at two levels, grid level and load center level, in a distributed fashion using a high fidelity system model. The overall approach it can match and manage both power demand and energy demand with the grid generation. Moreover, a neural net based load profiles prediction tool is proposed in the assistance of the load shedding and demand management. Therefore, the proposed approach will naturally lead to more reliable and efficient power and energy delivery systems.

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