Rotating Machine Technologies for Integration of Pulsed and High Power Loads in Naval Electric Power Systems
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Advanced electric sensors and weapons are placing increasing demands on the electric power distribution systems of future naval vessels and energy storage is viewed as a critical technology for effective integration of IPS architectures in these platforms. This paper shows that kinetic energy storage, i.e. stored in the angular momentum of a rotating mass, can be applied in differing topologies to address a range of ship power system applications. Rotating machine technologies are presented for UPS and load leveling applications as well as for high cycle rate pulsed power applications.