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Power The Force: Future Force Power Systems- Critical Enabler for Army…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73590
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-098-0517
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INFINIA CORPORATION
1840 Terminal Drive  Richland , WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Power The Force: Future Force Power Systems- Critical Enabler for Army Transformation
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-06-C-0002
Award Amount: $728,739.00
 

Abstract:

Advancements in military communications technology will enable better information gathering and decision making, but they require reliable, robust, quiet, and highly portable electrical power. The Free-Piston Stirling Engine generator system that is the subject of this proposal has excellent potential to meet these needs better than any identified alternatives. Stirling Technology Company's (STC) experience with highly reliable, maintenance-free space power systems has been leveraged to develop a cost-effective, Low-Mass Stirling Power System (LSPS) conceptual design. Substantial mass reduction has been achieved through material selection, advanced alternator and heater head designs, and system-level optimization. In Phase II, STC will complete the final design, fabrication and testing of the lightweight Stirling Convertor Assembly (SCA) coupled to a high-efficiency JP-8 burner. The SCA and burner form the heart of the LSPS system conceptualized in Phase I, and their combined performance will enable the LSPS to deliver a minimum 2.5 kW net electrical output at an overall efficiency of 15%. This design for an LSPS at 2.5 kW will be readily scalable up or down in power, and will be capable of powering Future Combat System hardware in vehicle, robotic, or man-portable platforms.

Principal Investigator:

Songgang Qiu
VICE PRES, RESEARCH AND D
5097354700
sqiu@stirlingtech.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Bernhart
CONTROLLER
5097354700
kgb@stirlingtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STIRLING TECHNOLOGY CO.
4208 West Clearwater Ave Kennewick, WA 99336

EIN/Tax ID: 911319589
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No