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ELECTROMECHANICAL POWER SUPPLIES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
12594
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12594
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
800 West 14th Street, Suite 111 Rolla, MO 65401
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: ELECTROMECHANICAL POWER SUPPLIES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,998.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES SEVERAL POSSIBLE APPROACHES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLIES THAT DERIVE THEIR PRIMARY ENERGY FROM STORAGE MECHANICAL ENERGY. IN GENERAL, IT IS ENVISIONED THAT THESE MECHANICAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS (SPRINGS AND GAS RESERVOIRS) WILL BE CHARGED USING EITHER HUMAN-OPERATED "PUMPS" OR INCIDENTAL MECHANICAL ENERGY THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE ABUNDANTLY BUT IN A "LOW-QUALITY" FORM. IT IS ARGUED THAT AT LEAST FOUR APPROACHES SHOULD BE ABLE TO MEET THE 4 WATT/T MINUTE POWER/ENERGY REQUIREMENT FOR A WIND-UP BATTERY AND AT LEAST ONE OF THESE APPROACHES WILL PERMIT ONE OR MORE ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE INCREASE IN THE AVAILABLE ELECTRICAL ENERGY. IN ORDER TO ADD ADDITIONAL CREDIBILITY TO THESE PROJECTIONS, RESULTS OF MEASUREMENTS ON TWO SYSTEMS ARE PRESENTED. ONE USES A LOW PRESSURE RADIAL OUTFLOW AIR TURBINE TO DRIVE A HIGH SPEED IRONLESS DC GENERATOR AND THE OTHER USES A HIGH PRESSURE AIR TURBINE TO DRIVE AN AXIAL GAP, 3 PHASE AC GENERATOR. IT IS ALSO ARGUED THAT A RESONANT PIEZOELECTRIC GENERATOR SHOULD BE ABLE TO MEET THE NECESSARY POWER/ENERGY REQUIREMENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce W Maxfield
4155687720

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Innovative Sciences Inc
400 Hester St San Leandro, CA 94577

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