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dc.contributor.advisorOriti, Giovanna
dc.contributor.advisorJulian, Alexander L.
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Ryan L.
dc.dateJun-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T16:51:42Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T16:51:42Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34686
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA Forward Operating Base (FOB) is designed to support combat operations in an austere environment, which often lacks pre-existing infrastructure. On-site diesel generators are the primary source of FOB electricity. Traditionally, each generator is connected to its own set of loads and operates independently from other generators. The benefits of transitioning from traditional generator employment to an alternative architecture using an Energy Management System (EMS) were investigated in this thesis. The EMS provides an interface between power sources, loads, and energy storage elements to form a microgrid. Using power electronics and programmable logic, the EMS provides capabilities such as power source selection, power metering, flow control, and peak power management. These capabilities enable more efficient generator utilization by matching real time load demand to the smallest capable power source, reducing overall fuel consumption. The EMS offers redundancy as it can connect any one of multiple power sources to critical loads. A hardware-based laboratory experiment demonstrated the ability to transition from one power source to another while providing uninterrupted current to the load. The results of the experiment validate a Simulink model of the EMS. An example load profile was applied to the model to compare overall fuel consumption between the traditional architecture and EMS-enabled microgrid.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/optimizinggasgen1094534686
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleOptimizing gas generator efficiency in a forward operating base using an energy management systemen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical And Computer Engineering
dc.subject.authorEnergy management systemen_US
dc.subject.authorforward operating base (FOB)en_US
dc.subject.authorgeneratorsen_US
dc.subject.authorMicrogriden_US
dc.subject.authorpower electronicsen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Electrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US


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