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700 Watt Diesel e-MAV Battery Charger / Ground Power Unit / Mini Generator Set

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
58467
Program Year/Program:
2004 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: 700 Watt Diesel e-MAV Battery Charger / Ground Power Unit / Mini Generator Set
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R275
Award Amount: $1,500,000.00
 

Abstract:

During Phase I of this SBIR effort, D-STAR Engineering aimed to combine the best features of an electric-motor powered Micro Air Vehicle (e-MAV), and a micro-diesel engine, and explore the development of a JP-8 fueled hybrid diesel electric propulsion system for use on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). D-STAR had identified two approaches for development of such a hybrid-electric UAV : A longer-term approach with on-board starter generators and additional features to enhance UAV performance, and a shorter-term approach that can offer operational benefits to the e-MAV by allowing its batteries to be charged by a highly portable 600 / 700 Watt battery charger / Ground Power Unit that would use the same micro-diesel engine that has been developed for the diesel Micro Air Vehicle (d-MAV). This Phase II proposal is for the design and development of a portable Battery Charger / Mini-Generator Set.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Hoffman
Senior Project Engineer
2039257630
THoffman@DStarEngineering.com

Business Contact:

S. 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