Solid state transfer switches and current interruptors for mission-critical shipboard power systems

  title={Solid state transfer switches and current interruptors for mission-critical shipboard power systems},
  author={J. Commerton and Mohamad Zahzah and Yuri Khersonsky},
  journal={IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, 2005.},
This paper describes operation and application of SABT in mission-critical applications on board navy ships. Typically, static automatic bus transfer switches (SABT) use silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) power-switching elements to transfer critical loads from a primary power source to an alternate power source in the event of interruption or abnormal conditions. Since switching occurs in less than four milliseconds (4/1000th of a second), infinitely faster than electromechanical switches, it… 

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