Power Management for a Safe and Robust Vehicle-Grid Solution

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0143
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4012
Amount: $1,479,500.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-156
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
23900 Freeway Park Drive, Farmington Hills, MI, -
DUNS: 956205983
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Mulligan
 Senior Hardware Engineer
 (248) 888-9696
 david.mulligan@globalet.com
Business Contact
 Mark Stanczak
Title: President
Phone: (248) 888-9696
Email: mark.stanczak@globalet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Military bases provide power to a wide variety of electrical loads including life saving equipment and advanced communication systems. During periods of increased power demand, these bases can be significantly underpowered and vehicles should be available to supplement power. Making use of exported vehicle power will benefit the Army by reducing need for generators, which will have positive impact on logistics, saving time and money. Conclusion: exported vehicle power is important to the U.S. Military. Likewise, military vehicles contain subsystems including advanced surveillance equipment and defense weaponry. These vehicle subsystems should be functional without running the vehicle or using the vehicle’s batteries. Additionally, as vehicles advance towards plug-in electric configurations, they will need to recharge from the grid. Making use of imported power will reduce vehicle fuel consumption, yet still provide the protection of vehicle-based defense systems. Conclusion: imported vehicle power is important to the U.S. Military. Vehicle power export / import solution will provide our soldiers with robust power options. Vehicle-grid interaction must occur safely, without impacting the primary vehicle mission. Power management, control, and integration within the vehicle and with the microgrid are keys to enabling robust and safe vehicle-grid interaction.

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