Accession Number : ADA568557


Title :   Advanced Integrated Power Systems (AIPS)


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Oct 2007-30 Jun 2012


Corporate Author : APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC PANAMA CITY FL


Personal Author(s) : Kozlowski, Keith A ; Rasmussen, Christian D ; Salavani, Reza ; Martinez, Lucas M ; Smith, Marcus D


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a568557.pdf


Report Date : 08 Oct 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : The objective of this effort was to determine the ability to save fuel used for generating electricity in an austere location for a military deployment application. The contractor performed testing of four different systems with two different loading scenarios. The loading scenarios were based off a repeatable block program to allow direct comparison of different systems. The results showed that the system with both energy storage and solar energy saved approximately 43% of the fuel consumed by the baseline system, while just adding energy storage showed 23% savings. The test also revealed that almost no savings were achieved by adding solar power without energy storage. Comparing the baseline system at the two loads indicated that a 32% reduction in energy demand resulted in only 12% reduction in fuel consumption by generators.


Descriptors :   *ENERGY STORAGE , *FUEL CONSUMPTION , *SOLAR ENERGY , BASE LINES , GENERATORS , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , POWER SUPPLIES , REPRODUCIBILITY , SWITCHING , TEST AND EVALUATION , TEST EQUIPMENT , VOLTAGE


Subject Categories : Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE