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Notional Four Zone MVDC Shipboard Power System Model

The following document provides information regarding documentation of the ‘Notional Four Zone MVDC Shipboard Power System Model’. The notional model is based on the IEEE-1826 zonal architecture utilizing MVDC breakerless shipboard power system (SPS) and as presented in [1][2][3][4]. Under previous grant funding through the ESRDC, a notional two zone 12 kV MVDC SPS model was implemented in DRTS platform, RSCAD/RTDS which was primarily intended for use in system fault management studies [5].

To broaden the scope of study and provide a common platform for ESRDC team members for input, discussion and collaboration between various entities in order to achieve the goals laid out by ESRDC, a simulation model working group titled, ‘ESRDC Time Domain Electric Model Simulation Working Group’ was realized. The goal of the group is to arrive at a common SPS model with its characteristics defined such that implementation of the SPS model in various simulation platforms can be mapped, verified and validated. The model zonal structure provided here is a direct mapping of the 10k ton ship model available in S3D under the ESRDC initiative [6]. The base architectural system data provided here is also derived from the S3D platform. Any dynamic data that is not available through S3D has been derived through discussion at the ESRDC Time-Domain Electrical Simulation Model Working Group. Only electrical characteristics have been considered in this document. Implementation of the power system model on various simulation platforms will be included as a subsidiary document.

[1]. Doerry, N. (2009). Next Generation Integrated Power Systems (NGIPS) for the Future Fleet. IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium. Baltimore.
[2]. Dr. Norbert H. Doerry and Dr. John V. Amy Jr., " The Road to MVDC," Presented at ASNE Intelligent Ships Symposium 2015, Philadelphia PA, May-20-21, 2015.
[3]. N. Doerry and J. Amy Jr., " MVDC Shipboard Power System Considerations for Electromagnetic Railguns," 6th DoD Electromagnetic Railgun Workshop, Laurel MD, Sept 15-16, 2015.
[4]. Nicken, A. D., Ship S&T Office, 33X, “An Overview of Electric Warship Technologies”, Office of Naval Research, presentation (2004).
[5]. ESRDC team, ‘Documentation for a Notional Two Zone Medium Voltage DC Shipboard Power System Model Implementation on the RTDS’, https://esrdc.com/library/?q=node/759.
[6]. Julie Chalfant, et al., “Draft

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Notional Four Zone MVDC Shipboard Power System Model.