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Power regenerative suspension systems

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-133
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Levant Power Corporation
288 Norfolk St Cambridge, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Power regenerative suspension systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0051
Award Amount: $69,876.00


This project will demonstrate the feasibility of using regenerative suspension technology with semi-active control capabilities to both harness waste energy from military vehicle suspensions and simultaneously improve ride quality/handling. The proposed effort includes modeling, simulation, and evaluation of a power regenerative suspension system based on empirical and modeled results from GenShock, our breakthrough regenerative suspension technology. GenShock harvests waste energy on vehicles, machines, and aircraft, turning linear motion into usable electric power. GenShock extends vehicle range, improves maneuverability, augments fuel economy, and increases the readiness and survivability of the force. Simultaneously and without sacrificing power generation, GenShock improves stability, safety, maximum all-terrain speed, and ride quality of ground vehicles and weapons platforms. In semi-active mode, GenShock stiffens and softens the suspension in concert with terrain and other parameters. The proposed system utilizes proven hydraulics and electromechanical technologies in a durable and low-cost packaging for optimal performance, durability, and cost/benefit.

Principal Investigator:

David Diamond
VP Business Development &

Business Contact:

Zackary Anderson
Chief Operating Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Levant Power Corporation
288 Norfolk St Cambridge, MA 02139

EIN/Tax ID: 262765175
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No