Year of Publication

2015

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Engineering

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Aaron M. Cramer

Abstract

A successful power system in military applications (warship, aircraft, armored vehicle etc.) must operate acceptably under a wide range of conditions involving different loading configurations; it must maintain war fighting ability and recover quickly and stably after being damaged. The introduction of energy storage for the power system of an electric warship integrated engineering plant (IEP) may increase the availability and survivability of the electrical power under these conditions. Herein, the problem of energy storage control is addressed in terms of maximizing the average performance. A notional medium-voltage dc system is used as the system model in the study. A linear programming model is used to simulate the power system, and two sets of states, mission states and damage states, are formulated to simulate the stochastic scenarios with which the IEP may be confronted. A genetic algorithm is applied to the design of IEP to find optimized energy storage control parameters. By using this algorithm, the maximum average performance of power system is found.

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