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Foil Bearing Supported Centrifugal Cathode Air Blower

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86123
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-EP3-1039
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
R&D Dynamics Corporation
49 West Dudley Town Road Bloomfield, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Foil Bearing Supported Centrifugal Cathode Air Blower
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-M-2892
Award Amount: $99,976.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed technology will reduce the size and weight of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) power systems for unmanned air vehicle and munition (UAV) applications thus making future UAV's lighter and more fuel efficient. In addition, the proposed technology will further enable the Air Force's move toward more electric aircraft. The technological advance will have a spillover benefit to land and sea based vehicles utilizing SOFC power systems. A high technology cathode air blower will be designed and built in Phase I. The cathode air blower is able to operate at very high speeds > 100,000 rpm because the rotating assembley will be supported on foil air bearings. This high speed operation allows for a very small, light weight and efficient air blower which enables more power dense SOFC power systems.

Principal Investigator:

Giri Agrawal
President & Chief Engineer
8607261204
agragiri@rddynamics.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Burr
Business Development Manager
8607261204
dennisb@rddynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

R&D DYNAMICS CORP.
15 Barber Pond Road Bloomfield, CT 06002

EIN/Tax ID: 061302163
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No