Short-Duration Manually-Driven Electrical Power Sources
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Typically emergency communications occur under less than ideal conditions such as natural and man-made disasters. Limited power sources, quick response times, and uncertainties as to communications systems encountered (used by other responders and localcommercial systems) emphasize the importance of developing and deploying efficient and robust short-duration power sources capable of interfacing with a variety of equipment. This development will provide users a short-term capability to deploy andcontinue to operate various equipment requiring power sources up to 100 watts.This program will develop a lightweight, compact, short duration, manually charged, electrical power supply which utilizes compressed air as the energy storage medium. This unique approach will provide a very lightweight, compact system, that is extremelyportable with a long shelf life (>25yrs) and can easily be expanded to increase its energy storage capacity. The manual generator will find application as an emergency temporary power source. It's compact lightweight design is very portable, and ideally carried by soldiers, emergency workers, on fire trucks, ambulances, airplanes, or wherever emergencyequipment is needed. The compact design will make it an important asset to the soldier of the future who is heavily dependent on portable electronic equipment that is useless once the batteries are drained.
Small Business Information at Submission:
BODKIN DESIGN & ENGINEERING
P.O. Box 81176 Wellesley, MA 02481
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