Navy seeks to push state-of-the-art in shipboard power research with contract to Florida State

Feb. 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are seeking to push the state-of-the art in shipboard power components and power architectures research by working together with Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are seeking to push the state-of-the art in shipboard power components and power architectures research by working together with Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.

Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, announced a $13.2 million contract last week to the Florida State University Center for Advanced Power Systems (FSU CAPS) for advanced shipboard power research and development.

Florida State power electronics researchers will focus on modeling, simulation and testing of Navy advanced shipboard electrical power systems and components.

FSU CAPS will develop real-time computer models to test advanced shipboard electrical system components in power-hardware-in-the-loop and control-hardware-in-the-loop testing methodologies.

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FSU CAPS also will also perform studies and analysis, create and validate computer models for advanced shipboard electrical system components and entire shipboard power architectures, Navy officials say.

Florida State's research will analyze advanced power systems and create computer models and simulations for integrated power systems (IPS) and electrical power distribution equipment.

On this shipboard power research contract Florida State will do the work in Tallahassee, Fla., is should be finished by September 2020.

For more information contact The Florida State University Center for Advanced Power Systems at caps.fsu.edu, or Naval Sea Systems Command at www.navsea.navy.mil.

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