Integrated Power System Manager (IPSManager)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-11-C-4013
Agency Tracking Number: N101-055-0945
Amount: $299,978.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-055
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
International Association of Virtual Org
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific, 345 West Main St., Ste. 201, Durham, NC, -
DUNS: 059333349
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brad Grinstead
 Vice President of R&D
 (919) 404-9244
Business Contact
 Dawn Heric
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (919) 433-2400
Research Institution
Motivated by the uncertainty in rising fuel expense and fleet total ownership costs, the US Navy is currently addressing power and energy management as a prime research focus area with the goal of strategically allocating energy resources to increase efficiency. In support of these goals, they have identified a need to retrofit their DDG-51 class ships with new technology including hybrid electric drives to support propulsion. To assist the retrofitted technologies, control software will be required to coordinate hardware efforts and reduce overall fuel consumption. Accordingly, our Phase I focused on the development of mathematical models, methodologies, and strategies for optimized power generation and allocation within an integrated shipboard system. The Phase II efforts are not merely implementations of our Phase I in software form. Rather, we propose enhanced developments in our continuing algorithmic research, refinement, and extension for the purpose of developing an optimized solution. Our Phase II will offer a hybrid method for configuring a ship"s power management system for optimal performance and fuel efficiency. The expected result is an algorithm software suite implemented for continuous power management and allocation, with emphasis on supporting power demands as threat environments and usage patterns change through time and space.

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