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Title: Optimal Control of a Networked Ship Microgrid

Authors: Eddy Trinklein and Gordon Parker

Abstract: Microgrids represent low inertia resource limited systems often with underdetermined generation set points. By utilizing quickly executing optimization techniques, enhance resiliency can be obtained by minimizing load change effects on the system. Near seamless load transitions can be obtained, which reduces closed loop controller effort. To investigate this technique, a naval ship is modeled as a networked microgrid and the effect of control implementation time studied. A 2.5% reduction in voltage sag was observed in response to step load changes for the case studied utilizing only feed-forward control.