Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Power & Energy Systems (IPES)

Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Power & Energy Systems (IPES)

Utilizing the next generation of digital controls to enrich our power conversion and energy management capabilities, Northrop Grumman has developed a suite of power solutions using a modular, scalable, and flexible architecture. Northrop Grumman solutions can be configured to support a system, a collection of systems, or a complete platform. For large dynamic shipboard loads, Northrop Grumman has used our building blocks to create a modular and flexible Prime Power Equipment (PPE) architecture. Our power system is designed to support the wide range of electrical input power that can be present with shipboard systems and to operate within the harsh maritime environment. Additional modules or cabinets can be added as the application dictates. While Northrop Grumman has developed power quality control techniques that have been shown to save 80% or more in required energy storage, our systems can be expanded to include additional storage as the mission CONOPS requires.

Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Power & Energy Systems (IPES)

Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Power & Energy Systems (IPES)

Northrop Grumman embedded machinery control systems take advantage of Northrop Grumman lower power, modular electronics building blocks and real-time digital control products. These software-enabled control systems provide a tremendous level of flexibility and control over the machines, incorporating advanced control concepts in coordination with the overall electrical system and network controls. The result is a highly integrated system that is better suited to address transient and dynamic conditions as well as optimize component performance. The resulting reduction in size and weight are highly desirable in an environment where space is at a premium.
Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Power & Energy Systems (IPES)

Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Power & Energy Systems (IPES)

Northrop Grumman specializes in advanced power and control systems in the maritime environment and beyond. Northrop Grumman have designed modular and scalable power conversion and energy management solutions applicable at the system, enclave, and enterprise level. Northrop Grumman solutions are ideal in supporting the dynamic loads associated with advanced directed energy, radiated energy, and kinetic energy weapons and systems. We support our customer across the entire life cycle from requirements and architecture development to logistics and field support. Northrop Grumman experience across the entire electrical spectrum from generation to weapon system dynamics is key to providing an optimized solution and to effectively exploit system capabilities and provide efficiencies in the electrical system other integrators often overlook.

Northrop Grumman has been pushing the state-of-the-art with power quality controls, incorporation of energy storage, and the ability to support a variety of dynamic loads with the same power conversion equipment. We are proud to produce the most power dense, reliable, and robust military power and energy systems available, poised to support the needs of today and the fight of tomorrow.


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