Military systems have for some time been moving towards "more-electric" aircraft, ships and vehicles, driven by requirements for improved energy efficiency, reduced weight, and high performance electronic loads. We have active research programs supporting design of very high power density bi-directional DC-DC, DC-AC and AC-DC converters with high efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions, controllable output impedance, and fast response time. The application is for integration of distributed energy storage in AC and DC power distribution systems, support of pulsed power loads, and bus disturbance rejection and stability control. Our current programs are supported by the Navy in collaboration with industry partners.
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