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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61649
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
70442S02-II
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: 2003
Title: High Performance Integrated Controller-PM Motor with Low Cost Rotor Position Sensor
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83814
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 into a single package. To support these goals, this project will build an integrated controller/PM motor that will provide at least 30kW of continuous power over a 4:1 constant power-speed ratio. This will be accomplished by integrating recently developed advanced technologies in rotor cooling, controller integration, and manufacturing methods with innovations in field oriented motor control and field weakening. In Phase I, two versions of an integrated 30 kW motor and controller were designed using three-dimensional computer aided drafting tools. The Phase II project will implement the Phase I technology into hardware that can be used in advanced fuel cell vehicles. The integrated motor and controller design will be fully engineered, detailed, built, and tested; and a full evaluation of the new controller technologies will be performed. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: All automotive manufacturers require electric motors in their fuel cell vehicles. As these vehicles move closer to volume production, this technology should address their need for less expensive and more power-dense motors, generators, and controllers.

Principal Investigator:

Darin L. Denton
3032782002
ddenton@uqm.com

Business Contact:

Donald French
3032782002
dfrench@uqm.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Uqm Technologies, Inc.
7501 Miller Drive Frederick, CO 80530

EIN/Tax ID: 840579146
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No