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Micro Fuel Pumps for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86196
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-UM4-1244
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Turnkey Design Services, LLC
12757 S. Western Ave. Suite 229 Blue Island, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Micro Fuel Pumps for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-08-M-2904
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

Turnkey Design Services, LLC of Blue Island, IL proposes to create a small lightweight "smart" fuel pump for unmanned vehicles using a small very efficient brushless motor with integrated controls and an internally-generated rotor pump. The overall size of the motor driven pump including electronics is about 2.5 " long x 1" diameter. The proposed pump provides flow metering capability by adjusting the motor speed. The proposed motor uses high energy density rare earth magnets and specially designed windings to create the best efficiency for the required operating range of the pump. The controller is sensor less in order to eliminate the need for hall effects which take a significant amount of space. The smart pump is capable of monitoring and transmitting its current health status, as well as monitoring sensors for use in its internal control algorithms. The smart pump would be able to determine its rotary position, drive the pump to the commanded rotary speed (or flow), while managing its speed within a certain tolerance.

Principal Investigator:

Srdjan Lukic
Electrical Engineer - PhD
7082931120
SrdjanL@tdsdesign.com

Business Contact:

Robert Kennedy
President
7082931120
Robk@tdsdesign.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TURNKEY DESIGN SERVICES, LLC
12757 S. Western Ave. Suite 229 Blue Island, IL 60406

EIN/Tax ID: 364418981
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No