Detection and Mitigation of Electrical Faults in Medium Voltage DC (MVDC) Architectures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-09-M-0103
Award Id:
92493
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-050-1444
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2601 Annand Dr., Suite 16, Wilmington, DE, 19808
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
614859259
Principal Investigator:
KeithCorzine
Senior Engineer
(484) 315-8159
Keith@Corzine.net
Business Contact:
RobertAshton
Senior Engineer
(484) 315-8159
robert_w_ashton@yahoo.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed technology has the potential to change the paradigm such that the traditional "brute-force" method of the mechanical breaker is replaced with natural commutation. Further, a downfall of the conventional solid-state breaker is that it still must interrupt large fault currents requiring very specialized semiconductors and controls. Ultimately, the dc breaker herein prevents large currents from developing across the fault while completely isolating the source bus including the solid-state switch without the use of sophisticated controls. Preliminary real time simulation studies would address the proposed breaker operation within an MVDC shipboard power system. Information from these studies would be used to develop an intelligent network designed to automatically optimize the distribution configuration. This network will be developed using a neural network approach based on supervised and unsupervised learning, such as self-organizing maps and learning vector quantization networks.

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