A Storage Integrated Modular Power Electronic Interface for Higher Power Distribution Availability

  title={A Storage Integrated Modular Power Electronic Interface for Higher Power Distribution Availability},
  author={Myungchin Kim and A. Kwasinski and V. Krishnamurthy},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics},
This paper proposes active power distribution nodes (APDNs) as an effective interface that can improve availability of power distribution networks. APDNs can be used as a modular interface block for critical power networks, such as secure facilities and vehicular platforms. By having bidirectional power flow capability and embedded energy storage, APDNs are able to increase both operational flexibility and availability of power networks. The embedded energy storage can minimize potential power… Expand
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