Mr. John D. Herbst
1 University Station #R7000
Austin, TX. 78712
Function: Senior Engineering Scientist/Program Manager
Mr. Herbst joined The Center for Electromechanics in 1985. He is currently Co-Principal Investigator and Program Manager for the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC) program at the Center for Electromechanics. The ESRDC has been funded by the Office of Naval Research since 2002 to develop advanced design tools and technologies for integrated electric power systems for future Naval vessels. He also serves as the technical lead for related research activities funded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center- Carderock Division.
Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Principal Investigator and Program Manager for the Advanced Locomotive Propulsion System (ALPS) project, a $30M effort to develop and demonstrate an advanced hybrid electric propulsion system for high speed passenger locomotives. The ALPS system used a 5000 hp gas turbine prime mover directly coupled to a high speed generator and a 480 MJ flywheel energy storage system to provide additional power to the locomotive traction system.
Mr. Herbst previously was the Project Engineer for the 9 MJ Range Gun System, a $26M program to develop a field portable high energy electromagnetic launcher, including the 5000 hp gas turbine prime mover, pulsed power supply generator, 90 mm bore railgun, and all required auxiliary systems. This project included successful testing of the lightweight electromagnetic launcher at the U.S. Army electric gun test facility at Picatinny Arsenal.
Prior to joining UT-CEM, Mr. Herbst was a project engineer for Stewart and Stevenson Services of Houston, Texas, in their oil field and gas turbine divisions, where he was involved in the design and fabrication of mobile oil field equipment and large gas turbine generator sets.
* Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium – this program involves modeling and simulation of advanced naval power system architectures, development of advanced early stage ship design tools, power system integration studies and component/technology development activities.
* Naval Energy Security – this program involves the development of a simulation tool for the evaluation of techniques and technologies to ensure energy security for land-based military installations. The tool enables the evaluation of the integration of renewable energy resources and energy storage to address evolving needs for power management in the event of long term disruption of conventional electric utility supply.
Research Areas/Areas of Interest
* High speed, high performance motors and generators
* High specific power, pulsed power supplies
* High temperature superconducting motors and generators
* Gas turbine/generator integration
* High speed composite energy storage flywheels
* Advanced solid state power conversion
* ASME Member
* B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1982
Filed as Records of Invention
* High Strength Induction Machine, Rotor, Rotor Cage End Ring and Bar Joint, Rotor End Ring, and Related Methods, (with Matthew Caprio, Vasileios Lelos, Stephen Manifold, and Howard Jordan), UT Tech ID OTC-2928-CAP, submitted January 2005, pending.
* Direct Drive Drawworks System with Integrated Energy Storage, (with Kent Davey, Richard Thompson, and Robert Thelen), UT Tech ID OTC-5038-DAV, submitted May 2005, pending.
* R.E. Hebner, J.A. Pappas, J.R. Kitzmiller, K.R. Davey, J.D. Herbst, A. Ouroua, and J. H. Beno, “Some benefits of pulsed alternators as electromagnetic gun power supplies in power systems for future electric ships,” Engine as a Weapon II, London, United Kingdom, December 5-6, 2006 (PR 444).
* K.R. Davey, J.D. Herbst, J. Bravo, R. Ricket, and B. Gamble, “High Speed Generator Trade Study,” Electric Machine Technology Symposium 2006 (EMTS 2006), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., May 22-24, 2006 (PN 306).
* J.D. Herbst, M.T. Caprio, A.L. Gattozzi, and C. Graf, “Challenges and solutions for the use of flywheel energy storage in high power applications,” Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies Conference (EESAT 2005), San Francisco, California, U.S.A., October 16-19, 2005 (PN 305).
* J.D. Herbst, R.F. Thelen, K.G. Cook, J. Ranero, and D. Bigley, “Development of a 3 MW high speed generator and turbine drive for a hybrid vehicle propulsion system,” ASME Turbo Expo 2005; Power for Land, Sea and Air, Reno-Tahoe Nevada, U.S.A., June 6-9, 2005 (PR 378).
* M.T. Caprio, V. Lelos, J.D. Herbst, and J.L. Upshaw, “Advanced Induction Motor Endering Design Features for High Speed Applications,” IEMDC 2005, San Antonio, Texas, May 15-18, 2005 (PR 436).
* R.E. Hebner, et al., “An electromagnetic gun power supply as a component of an electric ship power system,” ASNE High Powered Weapon Systems for Electric Ship 2004, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A., December 7-9, 2004 (PN 292).
* J.D. Herbst, M.T. Caprio, and R.F. Thelen, “Critical design factors in the development of a hybrid electric advanced locomotive propulsion system,” 2004 Vehicular Power and Propulsion Symposium, Paris, France, October 6-8, 2004 (PR 368).
* M.T. Caprio, B.T. Murphy, and J.D. Herbst, “Spin commissioning and drop tests of a 130 kW-hr composite flywheel,” 9th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A., August 3-6, 2004 (PR 365/ PN 289).
* B.T. Murphy, A. Ouroua, M.T. Caprio, and J.D. Herbst, “Permanent magnetic bias homopolar magnetic bearings for a 130 kW-hr composite flywheel,” 9th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings (ISBM9), Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A., August 3-6, 2004 (PN 288).
* M.T. Caprio, V. Lelos, and J.D. Herbst, “Design and stress analysis of a high speed rotor for an advanced induction motor,” Electric Machine Technology Symposium (EMTS) 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., January 27-29, 2004 (PN 283).
* B.T. Murphy, A. Ouroua, M.T. Caprio, and J.D. Herbst, “Permanent magnet bias, homopolar magnetic bearings for a 130 kW-hr composite flywheel,” 9th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings, Lexington Kentucky, U.S.A., August 3-6, 2004 (PR 364).
* J.D. Herbst, M.T. Caprio, and R.F. Thelen, “Status of the Advanced Locomotive Propulsion System (ALPS) project,” 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 03), Washington, D.C., U.S.A., November 16-21, 2003 (PR 342).
* J.D. Herbst, M.T. Caprio, and R.F. Thelen, “Advanced locomotive propulsion system (ALPS) project status 2003,” 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., November 15-21, 2003 (PN 277).
* R.F. Thelen, J.D. Herbst, and M.D. Caprio, “A 2 MW flywheel for hybrid locomotive power,” Proceedings, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2003-Fall), Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., October 6-9, 2003, vol. 6, pp. 3231-3235 (PN 276).
* H.E. Jordan, J.D. Herbst, and R.J. Hayes, “Flywheel energy storage systems and their applications,” SMMA 2002 Fall Technical Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., November 6-8, 2002 (PN 267).
* R.E. Hebner, J.H. Beno, and J.D. Herbst, “Composite flywheels for energy storage - design considerations,” Electrical Energy Storage - Applications and Technology, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., April 15-17, 2002 (PN 263).
* J.D. Herbst, R.F. Thelen, and W.A. Walls, “Status of the Advanced Locomotive Propulsion System (ALPS) project,” HSGTA Conference 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., May 10-13, 2000 (PN 249).
* J.D. Herbst, et al., “Design, fabrication, and testing of 10MJ composite flywheel energy storage rotors,” Proceedings, 1998 SAE Aerospace Power Systems Conference, April 21-23, 1998, pp. 235-244 (PR 262).
* J.D. Herbst, “Installation and commissioning of the 9 MJ range gun system 90 mm high L’ laminated railgun,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 33, no. 1, January 1997, pp. 554-559 (PR 209).
* J.D. Herbst, “Installation and testing of a high L’ laminated railgun,” Digest of Technical Papers, 10th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A., July 3-6, 1995, pp. 273-278 (PN 225).
* J.J. Hahne, J.L. Upshaw, J.H. Herbst, and J.H. Price, “Fabrication and testing of a 30 mm and 90 mm laminated, high L’ railgun designed and built at CEM-UT,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 31, no. 1, January 1995, pp. 303-308 (PR 193).
* J.D. Herbst, B. Rech, R.F. Thelen, and R.C. Thompson, “Status of the 9 MJ range gun system,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 31, no. 1, January 1995, pp. 540-545 (PR 192).
* J.D. Herbst, “9 MJ range gun compulsator stator design and fabrication,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 29, no. 1, January 1993, pp. 986-991 (PR 166).
* J.D. Herbst, J.W. Jagger, D.L. Foster, and D.R. Terry, “Drive system for the TEXT upgrade generators,” Proceedings, 14th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, September 30-October 3, 1991, vol. 1, pp. 517-520 (PN 214).
* A.W. Walls, et al., “A field based, self-excited compulsator power supply for a 9 MJ railgun demonstrator,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 27, no. 1, January 1991, pp. 335-349 (PR 100).
* W.A. Walls, et al., “Design of a 20 GW, self-excited, air-core compensated pulsed alternator railgun power supply,” International Conference on Electrical Machines, 1990 (PR 126).
* W.A. Walls, et al., “Design of a self-excited, air-core compulsator for a skid-mounted, repetitive fire 9 MJ railgun system,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 25, no. 1, January 1989, pp. 574-579 (PR 64).
* M.L. Spann, S.B. Pratap, W.A. Walls, and J.D. Herbst, “The conceptual design of a lightweight compulsator-driven electromagnetic accelerator,” 6th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A., June 29-July 1, 1987 (PN 117).