High Efficiency and High Power Quality Electrical Power Conversion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-10-C-4144
Agency Tracking Number: N082-181-0243
Amount: $749,097.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-181
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
1745A West Nursery Rd, MS4018, Linthicum, MD, 21090
DUNS: 795953095
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jim Munro
 Electrical Engineer
 (410) 694-8048
Business Contact
 Erin Corcoran
Title: Contracts manager
Phone: (617) 897-2437
Email: erin.corcoran@satcon.com
Research Institution
The Navy’s Next Generation Integrated Power System (NGIPS) Roadmap depends on the conversion of medium voltage AC (4160 – 13.8KV) to DC for shipboard electrical distribution systems. Satcon’s medium voltage AC to DC converter topology supports the NGIPS architecture, allowing for galvanic isolation to provide ground fault isolation without the size and weight penalty of 60Hz transformers and improving power quality -- both the front end harmonic distortion and the backend ripple voltage. All this while significantly reducing size and weight and improving power quality and modularity as compared to current AC to DC distribution hardware. Input voltages up to 13.8kV are supported and a high frequency transformer topology provides increased power density, galvanic isolation, a more fault tolerant architecture, and flexibility to provide a variety of DC output voltages by the selection of the appropriate turns ratio in the output converter. In Phase II the hardware will include second order component effects and additional control techniques of the SGTO based converters, while demonstrating the high voltage performance relative to AC and DC power quality and transient response requirements. The modular construction provides flexibility to parallel modules and cabinets of modules to achieve zonal power requirements up to and exceeding 6MW.

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