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Company Information:

Company Name: Orbital Traction LTD
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $266,344.00 2
SBIR Phase II $1,008,488.00 2

Award List:

Variable Speed Alternator Drive

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roy Venton-Walters, Program Manager - FEAD
Award Amount: $119,942.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to demonstrate through modeling and simulation the feasibility of producing a constant velocity accessory drive (CVAD), using a novel continuously variable transmission. This drive will enable an alternator to produce full rated power while operating at idle and across the full range… More

Variable Speed Alternator Drive

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: G.i. Usmani, Senior Development Engine – (713) 866-4808
Award Amount: $509,028.00
Abstract:
In this proposed Phase II SBIR project for the US Army, Orbital Traction, Ltd, of Houston Texas, will develop, fabricate, test, and demonstrate a prototype of a novel Controlled Velocity Accessory Drive (CVAD) for use on military ground vehicles. This innovative device, designed to DOD requirements… More

Modeling Fuel Economy Improvements from Variable Speed Accessory Drives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Koeroghlian, Engineering Program Manag – (713) 357-7191
Award Amount: $146,402.00
Abstract:
In current military and civilian ground vehicles, accessory components are designed to work across a large range of rotational speeds. This typically results in accessories that are over-sized. Consequently, efficiencies suffer over a significant portion of the accessory operational range. A… More

Variable Speed Cooling Fan Drive

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Koeroghlian, Engineering Program Manag – (713) 400-7265
Award Amount: $499,460.00
Abstract:
In this proposed Phase II SBIR project for the Office of Naval Research, Orbital Traction, of Houston, Texas, will develop, fabricate, test, and demonstrate a prototype of a novel variable speed cooling fan for use on military ground vehicles. This innovative device will improve fuel efficiency by 1… More