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Stealthy, Efficient, Light-Weight, JP-8 Fueled Hybrid Electric Propulsion…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
58467
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB2-0424
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
D-Star Engineering Corporation
4 Armstrong Road Shelton, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Stealthy, Efficient, Light-Weight, JP-8 Fueled Hybrid Electric Propulsion System for UAVs
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0103CR079
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

"During successful development of small diesel engines and generator sets for the Army, DARPA, NASA and others, D-STAR has developed useful experience and technologies for small, compact, light-weight, high-speed diesel engines and power systems. DuringPhase I of the proposed effort, D-STAR will explore development of a JP-8 fueled hybrid diesel electric propulsion system for use on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), possibly using the DARPA-funded 1 kW Mini-Diesel Engine by D-STAR that is currentlyunder development.Proposed Phase I objectives include : (i) Conceptual designs and trade studies for a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system that may include a mini-diesel engine, a light-weight starter generator with power electronics, a combining method such as gearsand clutches, and a storage battery; (ii) Feasibility evaluation of the hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system and its components; (iii) Definition and evaluation of growth versions of the hybrid diesel electric propulsion system, possibly usingmulti-cylinder engines; and (iv) Definition of a Phase II plan for development and demonstration of an advanced, optimized JP-8 fueled hybrid diesel electric propulsion system that can meet the size, weight, power, fuel consumption, life and costobjectives for the intended DARPA application. The mini-diesel engine and hybrid systems would be an ideal power source for stealthy small UAVs. It would also be usable as the p

Principal Investigator:

S. Paul Dev
President
2039257630
SPaulDev@DStarEngineering.com

Business Contact:

S. Paul Dev
President
2039257630
SPaulDev@DStarEngineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

D-Star Engineering Corp.
4 Armstrong Road Shelton, CT 06484

EIN/Tax ID: 061505969
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No