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A New Breed of Lightweight Tactical Power AC Generators Utilizing Advanced High…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
28780
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28780
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
InterScience, Inc.
105 Jordan Road Troy, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: A New Breed of Lightweight Tactical Power AC Generators Utilizing Advanced High Frequency Alternator Power Frequency Conversion (HFA-PFC) Technologie
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,187.00
 

Abstract:

Tactical power generator sets for producing MIL-STD frequencies are limited in terms of mobility, deployability, and performance flexibility due to their size/weight and rigid architectures. the conventional approach to generating 60 Hz, 120 VAC is particularly limited due to the constraints on engine rpm and the number of poles in the alternators that can be used. While the Army has long recognized the excellent potential to reduce dry weight and improve fuel conversion efficiency by scaling up to high engine speeds and alternator frequencies, the stumbling block has been in the development and skillful implementation of Power Frequency Conversion (PFC) systems that do not significantly offset the potential advantages. A program to develop a new generation of tactical power generator systems using the HFA-PFC approach is proposed. The proposed effort is highly leveraged against ongoing research being carried out by the proposing firm under the auspices of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). Under this effort, the Principal Investigator has demonstrated a 500 Watt, 1 lb permanent magnet HFA that scales readily to tens of kilowatts. For the proposed effort, InterScience, Inc. shall develop system integration strategies to combine advanced engines, high frequency alternators, and power conversion topologies, devices, and control algorithms. A sub-scale prototype HFA-PFC to be delivered as part of the Phase I Option Task shall lay the groundwork for full-scale development in Phase II and follow-on commercialization that will reduce the cost for military procurement.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Michael Ampela
5182837500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Interscience, Inc.
105 Jordan Road Troy, NY 12180

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