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Advanced Flywheel Energy Storage

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91924
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB2-0353
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC
2212 Harton Blvd Tullahoma, TN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Advanced Flywheel Energy Storage
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0072
Award Amount: $98,998.00
 

Abstract:

Applying multivariable optimization in conjunction with modern materials technology has revealed an opportunity to dramatically improve flywheel energy storage technology. Using this innovative approach, GTL's Advanced FlywheelT could deliver 500 W-hr/kg with the potential to achieve in excess of 1000 W-hr/kg. This represents a substantial increase in performance over conventional high-performance energy storage technologies that deliver 100-300 W-hr/kg. While it has long been believed that the maximum energy density of a flywheel is achieved with the classic heavy-rim flywheel design. By controlling the location, orientation and curvature of each fiber, the Advanced Flywheel design ensures that the strength and inertia of every fiber is fully utilized while also minimizing or eliminating any under performing material. This allows the opportunity to exceed the classic flywheel performance limit. In the proposed effort, after developing the preliminary design of the overall Advanced Flywheel Energy Storage system, a detailed design of the Advanced Flywheel rotor will be created. A proof-of-concept unit will then be fabricated and tested to verify the performance potential of the design. The results of this effort will be used to determine the maximum performance that can be achieved with this transformational technology.

Principal Investigator:

Zachary Taylor
Vice-President
9513044086
zachary.taylor@gtlcompany.com

Business Contact:

Paul Gloyer
President
9313935108
paul.gloyer@gtlcompany.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC
2212 Harton Blvd Tullahoma, TN 37388

EIN/Tax ID: 010831191
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No