Oberly, C., Bash, M., Razidlo, B., Michalak, T. et al., "Integrated Power and Thermal Management System (IPTMS) Demonstration Including Preliminary Results of Rapid Dynamic Loading and Load Shedding at High Power," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 8(1):60-71, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-2416.
An IPTMS hardware facility has been established in the laboratories of the Aerospace Systems Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Paterson Air Force Base (WPAFB). This hardware capability was established to analyze the transient behavior of a high power Electrical Power System (EPS) coupled virtually to a Thermal Management System (TMS) under fast dynamic loading conditions. The system incorporates the use of dynamic electrical load, engine emulation, energy storage, and emulated thermal loads operated to investigate dynamics under step load conditions. Hardware architecture and control options for the IPTMS are discussed. This paper summarizes the IPTMS laboratory demonstration system, its capabilities, and preliminary test results.