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Innovative Test Apparatus for Monitoring Insulation Health of Medium Voltage Direct Current Cables and Insulated Bus Pipe

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0663
Agency Tracking Number: N211-069-0559
Amount: $239,944.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N211-069
Solicitation Number: 21.1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-07-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-11-14
Small Business Information
9200 Church Street Suite 302
Manassas, VA 20110-1111
United States
DUNS: 963400192
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gary Weiss
 (571) 292-4063
Business Contact
 Eric Hepburn
Phone: (703) 366-3434
Research Institution

Land-based MVAC systems have been used for over a century, and their insulation systems are well known and understood.  The use of MVDC systems on Naval platforms is relatively new.  While some MVAC system insulation integrity tests may be applied to MVDC insulation systems, others may not. The objective of this SBIR is to develop Medium Voltage Direct Current (MVDC) Partial Discharge and Space Charge Test Apparatus for Cable and Insulated Bus Pipe (IBP) Develop an affordable test apparatus and test method for detecting Partial Discharge (PD), measuring Space Charge (SC), and estimating remaining service life of Medium Voltage Direct Current (MVDC) cable and Insulated Bus Pipe (IBP) installed on naval ships, and to develop a Health Index and method to estimate remaining service life.

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