Electronic Power

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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $962K
First Award Date 01/01/94
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/95

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Lauw Dr. Hian K Lauw 4

4 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1995
Budget: 01/01/95 - 12/31/95

WITH A VARIABLE-SPEED GENERATION (VSG) SYSTEM, A WIND TURBINE CAN TURN AT ANY SPEED AND STILL PRODUCE CONSTANT FREQUENCY AND VOLTAGE POWER WHICH IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE GRID. THE PRIMARY BENEFITS OF VSG INCLUDE INCREASED ENERGY PRODUCTION, INCREASED POWER CAPACITY, SOFT-STARTS, CONTROL OF TORQUE PERTURBATIONS, DYNAMIC ELECTRICAL BRAKING, AND POW...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1994
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1994
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94

TWO BROAD DEFICIENCIES IN CONTROLS ARE APPARENT IN THE WIND INDUSTRY. THE FIRST IS THAT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF ADVANCED WIND TURBINE DESIGNERS SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE CONTROLS THAT ARE ADEQUATE TO COMPETE IN THE WIND INDUSTRY. THIS IS UNDERSTANDABLE SINCE THE STRENGTHS OF MOST WIND TURBINE DESIGNERS FALL IN THE AREA OF MACHINES, STRUCTURES, AND AE...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1994
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94

ALL PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SYSTEMS REQUIRE POWER ELECTRONICS TO CONVERT VARIABLE VOLTAGE DC FROM THE PV PANELS TO USABLE, REGULATED POWER WITH HIGH QUALITY. AT HIGH RATINGS, AC IS GENERALLY REQUIRED. CONVENTIONAL CONVERTERS HAVE SEVERAL PROBLEMS, INCLUDING HIGH COST, EXCESSIVE HARMONICS, EXCESSIVE LOSSES, SAFETY ISSUES, POOR POWER FACTOR, VULNERABI...