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Simulation Environment for Power Management and Distribution Development

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115426
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.05
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100 West Lafayette, IN 47906-1075
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Simulation Environment for Power Management and Distribution Development
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CD87P
Award Amount: $124,889.00
 

Abstract:

The overall objective of this research project is to investigate an autonomous and online control structure for finite-inertia power systems (dc and ac) with a real-time system simulation embedded within the control. The dual use aspect of this research will be demonstrated by focusing simultaneously on model development for both spacecraft power systems and terrestrial micro-grids. Both of these applications require advanced controls to react to unpredictable circumstances when human intervention is not possible or practical. The Phase I effort will focus on model development, model verification and validation, and applying model reduction and/or averaging and advanced simulation techniques to achieve a real-time system simulation. This will set the stage for the development of advanced power management and distribution controls. In particular, the possibility of embedding a real-time simulation into a control infrastructure, providing contingency analysis and look-ahead prediction of the results of control actions, could be investigated.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Loop
Principal Investigator
7654648997
loop@pcka.com

Business Contact:

Davida Parks
Business Official
7654648997
parks@pcka.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100 West Lafayette, IN -

EIN/Tax ID: 351581545
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No