Principal Investigator: Dr. Roger Dougal
This project will develop a .5 kV-50 A-scale prototype of a system for protection of branch-circuits and loads in DC power distribution systems. The system was previously demonstrated at small-scale by a former USC researcher. The high-power prototype advances the technology towards an industry-relevant scale. The system protects the distribution wiring against short circuits and overloads and protects the load against power insufficiency or system instability during momentary power outages or voltage sags. This project is cooperatively supported by GRAPES and by USC via a Magellan Scholarship won by the student team performing the work.