DRS Technologies: Load Bank Recovery

Carl Herrmann, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Jonathan Pechan, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Matthew Roy, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Andrew Tsang, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Matthew Wootton, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Abstract

The DRS Technologies SCOPE team worked with DRS's Fermont facility to capture the excess energy that results from the testing of the generators they manufacture. With energy prices rising and growing concerns over energy in general, DRS identified the Fermont generator testing operations as an area where energy can be recovered. For the first semester of this SCOPE project, students analyzed the problem, evaluated possible solutions, and presented their findings to the company. The second semester of the project involved detailed analysis, modeling and vendor exploration for the solution selected at the end of the first semester.