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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:
2008 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Power Dense Quiet (PDQ) Electric Drive for Underwater Propulsion
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-C-0650
Award Amount: $486,733.00
 

Abstract:

SatCon proposes to fabricate and test an advanced technology electric drive 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 at Purdue University. Key attributes of the drive development effort are a multilevel PWM bridge architecture, implementation of SiC switching devices into the power stage, and coupled thermal/loss/performance modeling and simulation for enhanced drive optimization from both a power dense design and quiet operation standpoint. In Phase II a representative drive system will be fabricated and performance demonstrated in the laboratory and then in a relevant environment in the Option phases.

Principal Investigator:

Ed Lovelace
Manager of Mechatronics
6178972447
ed.lovelace@satcon.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Mahoney
Dir of Business Development
6178972448
dennis.mahoney@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.
Purdue University
West Lafeyette, IN 47907
Contact: Scott Sudhoff
Contact Phone: (765) 494-3246
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university