Dr. Sid Pratap
The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics (CEM) has been at the forefront of high-speed and performance rotating electrical machine development for a variety of applications for over four decades. CEM built its reputation by developing expertise on pulsed power applications, but current research activities include high-power density continuous duty machines designed for direct drive by gas turbine prime movers at multi-megawatt power levels. Research includes exploring the option of high-speed generator designs for novel prime movers. CEM’s gas turbine test cell and high-energy spin test bunker provide gas turbine prime mover testing capabilities up to approximately 5 MW.