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New Cooling Technology to Increase Aircraft Generators Power Rating

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Department of Defense
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2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Innovative Power Solutions, LLC
373 South Street Eatontown, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: New Cooling Technology to Increase Aircraft Generators Power Rating
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-02-C-3061
Award Amount: $96,626.00


"Commercial and military aircrafts are kept in service for longer periods than originally intended, and many aircrafts designed and built in the 60's and 70's (e.g., CH-46, 737), are still in service with no immediate replacement plan. At the same time,avionic equipment and advanced weapon systems were developed, which require much more electric power than was originally perceived when the aircrafts were designed. Installing new generators, which provide additional electric power is limited by theavailable space and existing aircraft interfaces that cannot be changed, since it will have a significant effect on engine and accessory gearbox design and other aircraft systems. It would be very beneficial if a new generator with 30% to 50% more power,with same envelope and installation interfaces, could replace the existing aircraft generator without changing any aircraft systems/interfaces.A way to increase power output and maintain weight and size is to improve the cooling system, so that higher power densities could be accomplished without effecting generator life and reliability.This proposal, geared for the P-3 aircraft, is for a generator with an improved air cooled design, which provides at least 33% more power output, in the same envelope without requiring any aircraft changes. The cooling technology developed under this effort will have widespresd application in generators and transformers. Improved heat removal will allow for an

Principal Investigator:

Scott Jacobs
Manager of Mechanical Sys

Business Contact:

Eli Lebermann
Small Business Information at Submission:

Innovative Power Solutions, Llc
22 Meridian Road, Suite 3 Eatontown, NJ 07724

EIN/Tax ID: 223642857
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No