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Integrated Power System Manager (IPSManager)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: N101-055-0945
Amount: $149,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-055
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-07-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-01-12
Small Business Information
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific 345 West Main St., Ste. 201
Durham, NC 27701
United States
DUNS: 059333349
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jenn Carter
 Division Director
 (919) 433-2405
Business Contact
 Matt Heric
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (919) 433-2402
Research Institution

The Navy requires methods for automated real time power management that optimize fuel resources, predict future energy requirements and create aggregate level models for dynamic management of devices within integrated power systems. The need to monitor and control energy resources will increase as Navy vessels are retrofit with new technologies. Current methods limit optimization of energy resources in that they do not anticipate future energy requirements, thus limiting strategic energy allocation within an integrated power system. IAVO proposes IPSManagerTM (Power Allocation Management System), that will control the production and allocation of energy aboard Naval ships and address several shortcomings of current technologies: • The use of probabilistic Markov models to estimate future energy demands to find optimal strategies for allocation; • Developing a trade-space between energy cost and QOS to efficiently maintain performance of critical systems; • Incorporating support for distributed systems to ensure reliability of power supply to critical infrastructure during catastrophic losses; • Developing an intelligent processing method which marries benefits of computationally intensive mathematical and real time solutions; and • Reducing life cycle costs through an interoperable open architecture that can be easily installed across multiple ship platforms and can incorporate energy demands for new devices.

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