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Advanced Technology (AT) | integrated power systems (ips)

The Integrated Power Systems Department (IPSD) develops power-producing systems with emphasis on autonomous air-independent applications.  IPSD integrates conversion technology such as Rankine, Stirling and Brayton cycle engines, and thermoelectric / thermophotovoltaic devices with application-dependent energy sources.  IPSD has integrated emerging power technology into systems such as the Navy’s prototype for the Common Very Lightweight Torpedo (CVLWT), which is currently progressing through in-water developmental tests in anticipation of acquisition by the Navy.

Expertise:

  • Systems engineering processes
  • Compact Rankine power systems
  • Turbine engines and geartrains
  • Liquid-metal chemical reactor systems
  • Boiling and condensing fluid systems
  • High-pressure pumping systems
  • Engine dynamic control modeling and implementation
  • Engineering materials, pressure vessels, and structures
  • Instrumentation and fluid control components
  • Shock, vibration, and noise
IPS Photo
Compact Rankine System Dynamometer Test