The analysis, simulation and control of cycloconverter drives for ship propulsion
Mercer, Christopher P.
John G. Ciezki
MetadataShow full item record
Naval expeditionary forces of the future will require new, technologically advanced, multi-mission surface combatants. The design philosophy for future surface combatants stresses survivability, efficiency, and modularity through the use of a modern open architecture consisting of commercial off the shelf and dual use systems. An integrated propulsion and electrical power generation system which utilizes advanced, commercially viable power electronics and state of the art control and monitoring systems is viewed as the appropriate system for the future surface combatant. This study provides the designing naval engineer with technical background information and design considerations for the application of a cycloconverter drive for ship propulsion in an integrated power system. The cycloconverter is a power electronic circuit which performs a single stage conversion of an ac input voltage at one frequency to an ac output voltage of variable frequency and amplitude. Cycloconverters are generally used for low speed, very large horsepower applications and with suitable closed loop control can develop torque and speed responses suitable for ship propulsion. External performance characteristics and control issues for the cycloconverter are discussed, followed by a time domain computer simulation of an integrated ship propulsion drive utilizing a cycloconverter. From the technical background information, external performance characteristics and computer simulation analysis, the designing naval engineer can make educated decisions on the application of a cycloconverter drive for ship propulsion.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The analysis of components, designs, and operation for electrical propulsion and Integrated Electrical System Arrington, Jess W. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-09-01);The surface combatant of the 21st century will be designed to support a myriad of tasks requiring greater flexibility and endurance while keeping construction, maintenance and operating costs to a minimum. As a result the ...
Mensh, Dennis; Fox, Richard (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1986-06); LIDS-R-1624The U. S. Navy daily continues to deal with Battle Force Command and Control (C2, or C3 or C3I) issues. These issues arise from improving the performance of existing C2 elements including technologies that will enable ...
Investigation of performance improvements including application of inlet guide vanes to a cross-flow fan Cordero, Samuel F. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-09);The inherent characteristics of a cross-flow fan allowing for easy thrust vectoring as well as potential airfoil boundary layer control make it an attractive propulsive means for a theoretical vertical takeoff and landing ...