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POWER PLANT AND STORAGE SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC AIRCRAFT LAUNCHER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
4337
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4337
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Li, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: POWER PLANT AND STORAGE SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC AIRCRAFT LAUNCHER
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $560,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NEED EXISTS TO DEVELOP A RELIABLE, COST EFFECTIVE POWER PLANT AND STORAGE SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC AIRCRAFT LAUNCHER. THIS SYSTEM CAN BEST BE DEVELOPED AROUND A HIGH ENERGY DENSITY FLYWHEEL COUPLED TO AN ADVANCED ELECTRIC GENERATOR. CONVENTIONAL POWER GENERATION CONCEPTS WOULD BE USED TO CHARGE THE FLYWHEEL BETWEEN LAUNCHES. THE CONTRACTOR WILL REVIEW THE CURRENT STATE-OF-THE-ART IN THE KEY TECHNOLOGY AREAS SUCH AS ROTORS, BEARINGS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS, TRANSMISSIONS AND PRIME MOVERS. A NUMBER OF "STRAWMAN" CONFIGURATIONS WILL BE DEVELOPED AND EVALUATED BASED ON THE CURRENT STATE OF THE APPLICABLE COMPONENT TECHNOLOGIES. THIS EVALUATION WILL BE USED TO SELECT A BASELINE SYSTEM WHICH REPRESENTS THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND TEST. THE BASELINE SYSTEM WILL BE ANALYZED IN DETAIL INCLUDING COMPONENT PERFORMANCE TRADEOFFS AND IDENTIFICATION OF TECHNOLOGY SHORTFALLS (IF ANY EXIST). AT THE END OF THE PHASE I EFFORT, THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT WILL BE VERIFIED AND A BASELINE DESIGN DEFINITION SUFFICIENT TO ALLOW INITIATION OF A DETAILED DESIGN PHASE WILL EXIST. PRELIMINARY CALCULATIONS INDICATE THAT THE CONCEPT IS BOTH FEASIBLE AND THAT IT CAN EASILY EXCEED THE DESIRED PERFORMANCE GOALS.

Principal Investigator:

James R Downer
6176610541

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Satcon Technology Corp.
71 Rogers St Cambridge, MA 02142

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