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Title: Assessment of the market potential for the brushless doubly-fed machine (BDFM). Final report

This report was developed to gain an insight into the potential market for the brushless doubly fed machine (BDFM). The BDFM represents a motor technology which has no known equivalent competition in the marketplace. As a result, all the market analyses carried out, for the BDFM, use current technology motors to gauge performance comparisons in the various market segments. The analyses show that significant opportunities exist for BDFM applications in the adjustable speed drives (ASD) as well as the variable speed generation (VSG) categories. Further opportunities also exist in electric vehicle (EV) technology that is forthcoming. In the ASD sector a 75 hp general purpose pump is identified as the first application area for the BDFM, while a 200 kW system is recommended for the VSG application. Specific target market requirements for an electric motor and BDFM application potential in future target markets are also analyzed. The format of the report (i.e. broad and fine market segmentation, and market requirements analyses) represents a framework that equipment manufacturers could use to address specific target markets and develop strategies to meet customer expectations in each of these segments. An update on the current status of electric vehicle technology and the implications formore » the BDFM are also included for completeness of the report.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10155515
Report Number(s):
EPRI-TR--101829
ON: UN93013479; NC: NONE; TRN: 93:001307
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1992
Research Org:
Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States); Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States);USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC MOTORS; MARKET; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; ROADWAY-POWERED ELECTRIC VEHICLES; HYBRID ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; EFFICIENCY; COGENERATION 330300; ELECTRIC-POWERED SYSTEMS