Advanced Power Management for In-Service Combatants

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-10-C-0032
Award Id:
98444
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-055-1041
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-055
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11 Apollo Drive, Whippany, NJ, 07981
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
015334899
Principal Investigator:
Charles Prisco
Principal Engineer
(973) 326-9973
charles.prisco@mechsol.com
Business Contact:
Karen Rizzi
General Manager
(973) 326-9920
ksr@mechsol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MSI and subcontractor, Fairmount Automation, propose to develop the capability to monitor and control different power sources to maintain voltage and power system stability with a master controller while maximizing efficiency for a Navy ship under different operating modes. The Navy is taking advantage of opportunities for more efficient and flexible shipboard power generation using technologies such as Hybrid Electric Drives (HED), Electric Propulsion Systems (EPS), and advanced energy storage devices. The issue is that current power management methodology and products lack the capability to support emerging Navy requirements. The Phase I SBIR effort includes shipboard data collection by the PI. The data collected will be used (a) to refine the system requirements, (b) to identify or confirm the limitations in current power management related hardware and software, and (c) by Fairmount Automation to validate a virtual model for the proposed power management system with "real-world" information. The Phase I models form the basis for defining the power management system architecture, testing control algorithms that aim to efficiently and optimally share power under various expected operating load scenarios, and allow an assessment of potential development risk areas. Phase II concludes with a validated prototype system.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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