Network reconfiguration for service restoration in shipboard power distribution systems Academic Article uri icon


  • The electric power systems of U.S. Navy ships supply energy to sophisticated systems for weapons, communications, navigation and operation. Circuit breakers (CBs) and fuses are provided at different locations for isolation of faulted loads, generators or distribution system from unfaulted portions of the system. These faults could be due to widespread system fault resulting from battle damage or material casualties of individual loads or cables. After the faults and subsequent isolation of the faults, there will be unfaulted sections that are left without supply. Fast restoration of supply to these unfaulted sections of the SPS is necessary for system survivability. This paper presents a new method to reconfigure the network to restore service to unfaulted sections of the system. The problem is formulated as a variation of fixed charge network flow problem. The method is illustrated using various case studies on a small power system with similar topology to a shipboard power system.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Butler, K. L., Sarma, N., & Prasad, V. R.

citation count

  • 90

complete list of authors

  • Butler, KL||Sarma, NDR||Prasad, VR

publication date

  • November 2001