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Power system protection for more and full electric marine systems

Booth, Campbell and Elders, I.M. and Schuddebeurs, J.D. and McDonald, J.R. and Loddick, S. (2008) Power system protection for more and full electric marine systems. Proceedings- Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology Part B Journal of Marine Design and Operations (B13). pp. 37-45. ISSN 1476-1556

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Abstract

Several recent and anticipated developments in marine electrical system engineering must be considered in the context of power system protection. These include: the introduction of large-scale IFEP (Integrated Full Electric Propulsion) systems, where the role, reliability, availability and survivability of the power system have become more critical than before; the introduction of hybrid ac/dc power systems and powerconverter interfaces, which have a strong influence on the behavior of the overall system; increased requirements for redundancy and automatic power system reconfiguration, particularly in military applications where security of supply and continued operation in battle-damaged modes is essential; the introduction of loads such as EMALS (Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System) and advanced weapons systems, which often require conditioned power supplies. Such developments present a number of issues and challenges associated with the protection of the power system; these issues and potential solutions are discussed in this paper. Requirements for further research are also presented.