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Intelligent Control System for Soldier Power

Award Information

Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Intelligent Control System for Soldier Power
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W909MY-08-C-0015
Award Amount: $99,993.00


Cybernet proposes to develop a methodology for distributing and managing the power supply voltages required by each electrical load in a soldier's battle environment. Modern man-portable electronics include diverse systems, each having their own power source, which multiplies the battery weight and power conditioning hardware required by the number of units deployed per individual. These electronic systems include communications, tactical, defensive and weaponry, many with differing power requirements, individual energy densities, and varying sensitivities to outside environmental influence. The proposed energy management system would provide the electrical power requirements of each piece of equipment, and offer an improved weight to energy density ratio, yielding better overall performance and decreased pack weight.Multiple power system requirements and differing energy profiles can all be managed from a single robust high-density power source, providing any voltage value or polarity, (including 120 VAC if necessary), by programming a power port to generate the necessary output voltage / waveform profile. Each power port would be a pulse width modulated Class D amplifier, capable of reproducing any required waveform by simply loading the necessary power profile for the specified electrical load. Over-current protection and feedback monitoring would insure that each electrical load was optimally managed.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas E. Wilmoth
Research Engineer

Business Contact:

Charles J. Cohen
VP Research and Development
Small Business Information at Submission:

727 Airport Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No