Tactical Power Plant Multi-Generator Intelligent Power Management Controller

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$149,996.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-13-C-A417
Agency Tracking Number:
O123-EP4-2047
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-EP4
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
Radiance Technologies Inc.
350 Wynn Drive, Huntsville, AL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
031994218
Principal Investigator:
Brian Freeman
Principal Investigator
(334) 246-2871
bfreeman@radiancetech.com
Business Contact:
Jeff Pearson
Contract Administrator
(256) 489-8543
jpearson@radiancetech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
"Diesel generators provide the majority of power generation in forward operating areas, frequently operating inefficiently and requiring excessive maintenance."Right size"generator operation, energy storage, renewable energy inputs, and intelligent power management strategies can greatly reduce fuel consumption and reduce the level and frequency of maintenance. Predictive load profiling strategies, integration, and communications between the multiple devices on a micro-grid will yield additional fuel savings. Radiance Technologies, Inc. proposes to design and build a highly configurable power manager to optimize generator operation, reduce fuel consumption, and seamlessly integrate with multiple devices with and without external communications. The power manager consists of an energy storage device, inverter/charger, generator-synchronizer, renewable energy input, and intelligent controller. The proposed system will operate as a 10 kW redundant power plant or a 20 kW power plant using the new AMMPS generators or the legacy TQG generators; accepting 10 kW inputs from AC sources and one 3 kW renewable source such as solar. All configurations are packaged onto a Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) with two 10 kW generators. Radiance will establish an open communications protocol and implement drivers to interface with existing and future external communications protocols."

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