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Company Information:

Name: UQM Technologies, Inc.
Address: 7501 Miller Drive
PO Box 439
Frederick, CO
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (303) 278-2002

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,017,490.00 30
SBIR Phase II $9,795,843.00 15

Award List:

VEHICLES ARE INEFFICIENT AT LOW SPEEDS AND DISPORPORTIONATELY HEAVY.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $45,022.00
Abstract:
Vehicles are inefficient at low speeds and disporportionately heavy. unique has an innovative concept for a permanent magnet hollow cylinder electromagnetic transducer that can function as a compact, lightweight and effeicient direct drive wheel mounted traction motor at less than one half the size… More

RESONANT STIRLING ENGINE GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Wright
Award Amount: $49,883.00

RESONANT STIRLING ENGINE GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Wright
Award Amount: $485,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes the development of a new concept in self contained electric power generators in the average power range from 7 - 30 kilowatts. a design for a 10 kilowatt unit shows continuous average power capability between 2 and 10 kilowatts with a full 50 kilowatt surge capability for… More

UNIQUE HAS A NOVEL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF A RELIABLE, ENERGY EFFICIENT FLYWHEEL DEVICE.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gene fisher
Award Amount: $48,935.00
Abstract:
Unique has a novel approach to the design of a reliable, energy efficient flywheel device. from test results of early prototypes, we have determined that a high efficiency motor/alternator in combination with the flywheel/rotor operating in a sealed vacuum container with only electrical input and… More

NAVY ROBOTIC PLATFORM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Gould
Award Amount: $49,414.00

NAVY ROBOTIC PLATFORM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Gould
Award Amount: $549,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for an unmanned multi-purpose navy robot suitable for outdoor, indoor or shipboard use. such a vehicle can be readily derived from unique's prior work on high performance full mobility vehicle platforms. this platform, made possible because of unique's highly… More

LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William M Anderson
Award Amount: $49,950.00
Abstract:
Unique mobility has invented a novel means of constructing a brushless dc motor which can operate at high speeds with high efficiency and high power output. an important field of use that needs to be explored is in aviation and aerospace application where high power density servo and gear motors can… More

INTERCHANGABLE MOTOR AND ALTERNATOR ELECTRICAL ROTATING GROUPS FOR HIGH SPEED ADVANCED ASSAULT AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES (AAAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William M Anderson
Award Amount: $49,986.00
Abstract:
Unique mobility has invented a novel means of constructing a brushless dc motor which operates with high efficiency and high power capability. the associated unique permanent magnet motor technology may be an ideal candidate for the aaav application of a common motor/alternator. in the phase i… More

INTEGRAL ELECTRIC MOTOR/WATERJETS FOR HIGH SPEED AMPHIBIANS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William M Anderson
Award Amount: $49,985.00
Abstract:
Unique mobility has invented a novel means of constructing a brushless dc motor which operates with high efficiency and high power capability. for surface craft, such as the aaav, this motor is proposed to be packaged integral with a waterjet propulsor to effect a lightweight electric motor/waterjet… More

LIGHTWEIGHT STARTER/ALTERNATOR FOR SMALL ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William M Anderson
Award Amount: $49,954.00
Abstract:
Unique mobility has invented a novelmeans of constructing a brushless dc motor which operates with efficiency and power ratings above other motors available commercially. the associated uniq motor and control system technologies appear to be ideal candidate for an rpv engine starter/alternator that… More

ROBOTIC ACTUATOR OPTIMIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David W. Parish , Project Engineer
Award Amount: $49,586.00

ROBOTIC ACTUATOR OPTIMIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David W. Parish , Project Engineer
Award Amount: $499,826.00
Abstract:
Unique mobility has invented a novel means of constructing a lightweight brushless dc motor which operates with high efficiency, high power output, and low torque ripple. this motor can be configured for direct drive, or combined with a high efficiency, high rigidity, zero backlash reducer such as a… More

LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR FOR THE F/A-18 USING POWER-BY-WIRE- AND FLY-BY-LIGHT TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Rehn
Award Amount: $49,895.00

LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR FOR THE F/A-18 USING POWER-BY-WIRE- AND FLY-BY-LIGHT TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Rehn
Award Amount: $735,160.00
Abstract:
Unique Mobility, Inc. ("Unique") has invented a novel means of constructing a brushless DC motor, using conventional materials, which permits operation at high speed with high efficiency and high power output. Unique\'s primary focus is on the application of its motor technology to land vehicle… More

A Modular Integrated PM VSD system

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ed Bade
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is to determine the feasibility of a high efficiency, modular Permanent Magnet (PM) Variable Speed Drive (VSD) system intended for use in auxiliary shipboard applications. The proposed system provides the functionality and performance benefits of PM VSDs at… More

Phase Controlled PM Drive System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jon Lutz
Award Amount: $99,946.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is to design an advanced permanent magnet motor with gearing and the associated electronics for use as a ship propulsion gas turbine starter. The system will be capable of 500 ft-lbs from 0-2800 RPM and 270 Hp from 2800-4600 RPM by utilizing a method of… More

Reduced Part Count Motor Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jon F. Lutz , Senior Motor Designer
Award Amount: $74,900.00
Abstract:
93 Reduced Part Count Motor Fabrication--Unique Mobility, Inc., 425 Corporate Circle, Golden, CO 80401-5635; (303) 278-2002 Mr. Jon F. Lutz, Principal Investigator Mr. Donald A. French, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82505 Amount: $74,900 The Partnership for a New… More

Integrated Electric Traction System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jon R. Lutz , Sr. Motor Designer/Project Man
Award Amount: $74,640.00
Abstract:
51011-98-I Integrated Electric Traction System--Unique Mobility, Inc., 425 Corporate Circle, , Golden, CO 80401-5635; (303) 278-2002 Mr. Jon R. Lutz, Principal Investigator Mr. Donald A. French, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82704 Amount: $74,640 The Partnership for a New… More

Phase Controlled PM Generator for the AAAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jon F. Lutz
Award Amount: $67,147.00
Abstract:
The Marine Corps¿ next generation amphibious assault vehicle requires improved power generation capabilities due to increased power demand. Versatility (e.g., capability to drive two generators in parallel), high efficiency, and temperature independent voltage regulation are the goals of this… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Jon R Lutz , Sr. Motor Designer/Project Man
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jon F Lutz
Award Amount: $599,913.00

Improved Rotor Cooling for PM Machines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,711.00
Abstract:
Not Available A combined model and experiment based method is proposed for the design of cavity flameholders in a supersonic environment. Recessed cavities play an important role in many scramjet propulsion systems as a low drag flameholder. These flowfields are remarkably complicated with internal… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Josh M. Ley, Test Engineer/EMI Enginee
Award Amount: $99,982.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jon F. Lutz, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jon F. Lutz, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $749,072.00

MilliWatt Modules Using Parallel Circuitry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Paul J. Albrecht, Power Electronic Engineer
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
65308 The development of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) systems using power sources such as photovoltaics, small wind, electric storage, small fuel cell, and microturbines will require improvements in existing power converter technologies in order to make these systems feasible for… More

Reduction of EMI from Hybrid Electric Drivetrains

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Josh Ley, Test Engineer/EMI Enginee
Award Amount: $599,731.00
Abstract:
Hybrid electric vehicle technology has proven to be an effective method of reducing fuel consumption and improving the overall efficiency of any given vehicle. The benefits of hybrid technology are extremely valuable to the military, where vehicle rangeand fuel logistics have become of the utmost… More

Reduction of EMI from Hybrid Electric Drivetrains

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Josh Ley, Test Engineer/EMI Enginee
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Hybrid electric vehicle technology has proven to be an effective method of reducing fuel consumption and improving the overall efficiency of any given vehicle. The benefits of hybrid technology are extremely valuable to the military, where vehicle rangeand fuel logistics have become of the utmost… More

High Performance Integrated Controller-PM Motor Utilizing Innovative Manufacturing Ideas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Darin L. Denton
Award Amount: $99,833.00
Abstract:
70442 A propulsion system for electric, hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles that provides a 4:1 constant power ratio is desired to eliminate the typical four-or-more speed transmission. The system must deliver 30kW of power while maintaining the high efficiency and power density of… More

Advanced Electric Vehicle Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Josh Ley, Motor Design Engineer
Award Amount: $99,585.00
Abstract:
"The demand for vehicles powered by electric drive technology is growing due to today's more stringent requirements dealing with emissions, energy efficiency, and economics. For military applications, the primary driving forces consist of a desire forreduced fuel consumption, increased electric… More

High-Temperature Control Circuitry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Titus Herschberger, Engineering Manager
Award Amount: $99,924.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this Phase I project is to develop high temperature control circuits for use in silicon carbide-based inverters operating at temperatures of 150¿C and higher. The specific objectives of this proposal are to research high temperaturecomponents, develop control circuit designs… More

Advanced Electric Vehicle Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Josh Ley, Motor Design Engineer
Award Amount: $629,850.00
Abstract:
The growing need for practical electric vehicles is driven by the demand for reduced emissions, energy efficiency, and increased freedom from fossil fuels. The primary factors limiting EVs today include limited range, limited performance, recharge time,and EMI issues. The vehicle built by UQM with… More

High Performance Integrated Controller-PM Motor with Low Cost Rotor Position Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Darin L. Denton
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70442S02-II Future fuel-cell-vehicle propulsion motors will have to provide power over a wide speed range, deliver at least 30 kW of continuous power, maintain the high efficiency and power density of brushless, DC permanent magnet (PM) motors, and integrate both a motor/generator and a controller… More

High Performance Integrated Controller-PM Motor with Low Cost Rotor Position Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Darin L. Denton
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
70442S02-II Future fuel-cell-vehicle propulsion motors will have to provide power over a wide speed range, deliver at least 30 kW of continuous power, maintain the high efficiency and power density of brushless, DC permanent magnet (PM) motors, and integrate both a motor/generator and a controller… More

Hybrid electric drive for small craft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan T. Gilbert, Manager, Vehicle Systems
Award Amount: $69,938.00
Abstract:
Hybrid electric drive has evolved into an attractive propulsion architecture for many different military applications. It provides these vehicles with improved fuel economy, reduced signatures (audible, thermal and electromagnetic), increases on-boardelectrical power, and enables design flexibility… More

Affordable Hybrid Drive System for Small to Medium Sized Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Darin Denton, Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $69,964.00
Abstract:
There has been a recent increase in efforts to develop small/medium robots for military use. These robots, or UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles), are sophisticated pieces of equipment that are beginning to represent many of the technological advancementsfound in future/prototype vehicles. One such… More

Affordable Hybrid Drive System for Small to Medium Sized Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan T. Gilbert, Manager, Vehicle Systems
Award Amount: $599,000.00
Abstract:
There has been a recent increase in efforts to develop small/medium robots for military use. These robots, or UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles), are sophisticated pieces of equipment that are beginning to represent many of the technological advancements found in future/prototype vehicles. One such… More

Power Converters for Diverse Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerald Eberhardt, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,916.00
Abstract:
76062-The development of cost effective distributed and renewable energy technologies can reduce the nation¿s dependence on fossil fuels. However, alternative power sources such as wind turbines, fuel cells, and microturbines will require improvements in existing power inverter technologies, in… More

Lightweight Power Generation for RHIB Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Gilbert, Manager, Vehicle Systems
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
Military USV platforms require an increasing amount of electric power to support electronic systems developed for command and control and other loads. Combined with the fact that existing generator sets that provide the 40 kW of required power are too large and heavy for these boats, alternative… More

Power Converters for Diverse Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerald Eberhardt, Mr.
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
76062S The development of cost effective distributed and renewable energy technologies can reduce the nation¿s dependence on fossil fuels. However, alternative power sources such wind turbines, fuel cells, and microturbines will require improvements in existing power inverter technologies, in… More

Compact Integrated Hub Traction Motor and Inverter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Josh Ley, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,963.00
Abstract:
For the past 20 years, UQM Technologies has developed wheel motors, integrated motor/controllers, direct drive, and geared drivetrains for advanced vehicles. For example, the company is currently producing direct drive wheel motors for wheelchairs (over 45,000 manufactured to date). This… More

Compact Integrated Hub Traction Motor and Inverter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Josh Ley, Program Manager
Award Amount: $749,316.00
Abstract:
The implementation of hub motors in materials handling equipment such as bombloaders allows great benefits in terms of design flexibility and increased mobility. By moving the prime mover off of the main chassis of the vehicle large amounts of space is gained for robotic equipment for materials… More

Innovative Motor and Generator Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Josh Ley, Motor Design Engineer
Award Amount: $99,533.00
Abstract:
The proposed program meets the objective of improved torque density, power density, and efficiency through a topology that combines permanent magnet and reluctance components. The proposed technology improves upon commercial versions of this topology (most notably, the Toyota Hybrid Synergy motor)… More

Advanced Electric Vehicle Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Josh Ley, Program Manager
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The growing need for practical electric vehicles is driven by the demand for reduced emissions, energy efficiency, and increased freedom from fossil fuels. The primary factors limiting EVs today include limited range, limited performance, recharge time, and EMI issues. The vehicle built by UQM with… More

Innovative Motor and Generator Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Josh Ley, Project Manager – (303) 278-2002
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The project includes the development of innovative motor and gearing technology to create improved electro-mechanical actuators (EMA) for NAVSEA and other applications. UQM will develop four different versions of the EMA motor to isolate the performance enhancements related to each of the innovative… More