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RESONANT STIRLING ENGINE GENERATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
2074
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2074
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UQM Technologies, Inc.
7501 Miller Drive PO Box 439 Frederick, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: RESONANT STIRLING ENGINE GENERATOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
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 FOUR SECONDS. THIS CONCEPT IS A HYBRID SYSTEM COMPOSED OF AN ADVANCED GAS CYCLE (STIRLING) ENGINE, LINEAR ALTERNATOR, ELECTROMECHANICAL SURGE POWER SOURCE, AND SOLID STATE POWER CONTROLLER. THERE ARE SEVERAL ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL UNITS INCLUDING GREATLY REDUCED WEIGHT AND VIRTUALLY SILENT OPERATION.THE ENGINE SHOULD DELIVER HIGH FUEL EFFICIENCY AND IS ADAPTABLE TO A WIDE VARIETY OF FUELS WITH MINIMAL OR NO MODIFICATIONS. WE EXPECT EXCELLENT LONG TERM RELIABILITY AS THE ENGINE/ALTERNATOR UNIT HAS ONLY TWO MOVING PARTS WHICH ARE NOT HEAVILY STRESSED. THE ENGINE AND ALTERNATOR ARE CONTAINED IN ONE COMPACT HERMETICALLY SEALED PACKAGE. THE SURGE POWER UNIT IS ALSO HERMETICALLY SEALED WITH ONLY ELECTRICAL INPUT AND OUTPUT LINES. ALL DETAILS OF THE DESIGN ARE PROPRIETARY TO UNIQUE MOBILITY.

Principal Investigator:

David Wright
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Unique Mobility Inc.
3700 S Jason St Englewood, CO 80110

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