Fuel Efficient Forward Operating Base (FOB)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$999,947.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
M67854-13-C-6503
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N103-193-0010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N103-193
Small Business Information
Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corp
PO Box 616, Fort Montgomery, NY, 10922
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
000000000
Principal Investigator
 Darrell Massie
 CEO
 (845) 781-0023
 darrell.massie@ipercsolutions.com
Business Contact
 Moira Anderson
Title: Business Development Mana
Phone: (845) 820-2915
Email: moira.anderson@ipercsolutions.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The technical approach to this project is to design and develop an improved, three-phase grid connect unit (GCU) capable of switching loads up to 100 kW. The GCUs would be used in a system architecture where they allow for groups of loads to be gathered under a single generator. When the overall sum of loads is low, both generators are not required to meet these loads. Traditionally, however, both generators are operated since there is no way to couple them. This leads to extra fuel consumption and wear-and-tear on the generators. The GCU is able to connect loads from the adjacent GCU and turn off the generator attached to that GCU. In this fashion, loads can be grouped together and migrated to be connected to a single generator which would then presumably be operating at a higher part-load ratio and therefore at a better efficiency. As the loads begin to increase again, the GCU would turn the generator back on and split the microgrid so that the individual generator would power the loads to which they are directly attached.

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