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Power Dense Quiet (PDQ) Electric Drive for Underwater Propulsion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83457
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-026-0380
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Power Dense Quiet (PDQ) Electric Drive for Underwater Propulsion
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0347
Award Amount: $69,628.00
 

Abstract:

SatCon proposed to investigate electric drive concepts for improved power density and quiet operation for underwater propulsion systems with an initial focus on torpedo applications. We will leverage our experience in SiC applications, NUWC propulsors, and active ONR podded propulsor program as a baseline design, and couple this with the design analysis and modeling expertise of Energy Systems Analysis Consortium including Purdue and Missouri-Rolla Universities. Key areas of investigation will include drive topology (e.g. multilevel architectures), advanced switching devices (e.g. SiC and hybrid Si/SiC switches), thermal drive modeling (e.g. coupled thermal/loss/performance models), and torque ripple mitigation (e.g. novel torque sensing techniques). In Phase II a representative propulsor system will be fabricated and performance demonstrated with both dry dynamometer and in water characterization.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Lovelace
Mechatronics Group Leader
6178972447
ed.lovelace@satcon.com

Business Contact:

William O'Donnell
President
6178972408
bill.odonnell@satcon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
27 Drydock Avenue Boston, MA 02210

EIN/Tax ID: 043649652
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
PURDUE UNIV.
465 Northwestern Avenue
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
Contact: Scott Sudhoff
Contact Phone: (765) 494-3296
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university