Accession Number:

ADA586869

Title:

Fundamental Understanding of the Impact High Pulsed Power Loading has on a MicroGrid's DC or AC Bus

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Mar 2012-29 Mar 2013

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT ARLINGTON DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Seamless integration of distributedrenewable energy into a smart MicroGrid architecture is a hot topic of research for both public and defense applications. It is the DoDs intention to develop a more cost efficient and reliable power architecture on the battlefield. A smart MicroGrid seamlessly integrates an array of locally installed, distributed power sources and couples them using advanced control schemes to improve the reliability at the sources point of common coupling. These islanded grids must be capable of powering a wide range of conventional and advanced loads including climate control systems, lights, communication systems, and high pulsed power systems such as radars, high power microwave HPM weapons, or electromagnetic launchers among others. The latter types of loads draw rapid high power bursts of energy from the grid and are typically powered using their own dedicated power supplies. The impact this type of loading has on the central DC or AC bus of a MicroGrid must be studied and it was the intent of this research to better understand how operation of these advanced loads impacts the quality of the voltage on the main bus of a MicroGrid.

Subject Categories:

  • Energy Storage
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE