Energy storage baseline requirements for pulsed power loads

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Conference Proceeding

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Pulsed power loads (PPLs) are highly non-linear and can cause significant stability and power quality issues in a microgrid. One way to mitigate many of these issues is by designing an Energy Storage System (ESS) to offset the PPL. This paper provides a baseline for ESS control and specifications to mitigate the effects of PPL's. ESS will maintain a constant bus voltage and decouple the generation sources from the PPL. The ESS specifications are realized with ideal, band-limited hybrid battery and flywheels models and simulated to demonstrate the efficacy of the control system.

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2019 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS)