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dc.contributor.advisorGannon, Anthony
dc.contributor.advisorHolmes, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorVranas, Todd M.
dc.dateJun-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T16:46:53Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T16:46:53Z
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/55549
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is the development of an industrial control system to enable autonomous operation of the electrical generator for a small-scale compressed air energy storage system (SS-CAES). The purpose of the SS-CAES is to facilitate electrical energy storage (EES) at Department of the Navy (DON) facilities using preexisting compressed air systems. Development of the control system focused on designing a robust control program that was scalable to enable application to a broad range of facilities. The control system accomplished scalability through a single control program by utilizing scalable commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware components. The possible use of the SS-CAES for providing emergency electrical power requires the control system to be capable of a dark start. The term dark start refers to a power generation system that does not require electrical energy in the form of batteries or external power to begin operation. Dark start systems have the potential to store energy for extended periods of time without maintenance. The implementation of this control system with retrofitted compressed air systems at DON facilities increases the viability of SS-CAES, enabling storage of electrical power produced by solar and wind generation.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/controlsystemdev1094555549
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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleControl system development for power generation from small-scale compressed air energy storageen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
dc.subject.authorcompressed airen_US
dc.subject.authorenergy storageen_US
dc.subject.authorsmall scaleen_US
dc.subject.authorelectrical generationen_US
dc.subject.authorsupercapacitoren_US
dc.subject.authorprogrammable logic controlleren_US
dc.subject.authorsolenoiden_US
dc.subject.authorrelayen_US
dc.subject.authorvoltage transduceren_US
dc.subject.authordark starten_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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