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Method and apparatus for controlling a microturbine

United States Patent

6,924,563
August 2, 2005
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An apparatus for controlling a microturbine, the apparatus including: a rectifier adapted for converting at least one generated voltage from the microturbine to a DC link voltage; an inverter adapted for converting the DC link voltage to at least one inverter output voltage, the at least one inverter output voltage being electrically coupled to an external power bus; a starter drive adapted for converting at least one starter input voltage to at least one starter output voltage, the at least one starter input voltage being electrically coupled to the external power bus, the at least one starter output voltage being electrically coupled to the microturbine.
Garces; Luis Jose (Niskayuna, NY), Cardinal; Mark Edward (Altamont, NY), Sinha; Gautam (Clifton Park, NY), Dame; Mark Edward (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
10/ 160,788
20030222458
May 31, 2002
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC02-00CH11063 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.