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LIGHTWEIGHT STARTER/ALTERNATOR FOR SMALL ENGINES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
13559
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13559
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: LIGHTWEIGHT STARTER/ALTERNATOR FOR SMALL ENGINES
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
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 IS BOTH SMALL AND LIGHTWEIGHT. IN THE PROPOSED PHASE I STUDY, A 3 KW ALTERNATOR AT 28 VOLTS DC OPERATING AT 4000 RPM IS DESIGNED UTILIZING COMPUTERIZED OPTIMIZATION METHODS. PRELIMINARY DESIGN RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE ALTERNATOR WOULD WEIGHT 6.3 LBS. AND THE CONTROLLER BETWEEN 4-5 LBS. THE UTILITY OF THIS DEVICE FOR SEVERAL CLASSES OV UAVS AND FOR OTHER REMOTELY OPERATED SYSTEMS IS EXPLORED. IF PROVEN FEASIBLE, THIS STARTER/ALTERNATOR COULD ENHANCE PROPULSION SYSTEM DESIGN FOR A VARIETY OF MANNED AND UNMANNED VEHICLES.

Principal Investigator:

William M Anderson
3037612137

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