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Compact Integrated Hub Traction Motor and Inverter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73279
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-283-2499
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: 2005
Title: Compact Integrated Hub Traction Motor and Inverter
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8501-05-M-0134
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 experience, combined with a new three-dimensional motor topology, technology advancements in magnetic materials, and improved power electronics will be used to meet the requirements of Air Force ground support equipment. In Phase I of this effort, UQM Technologies will design an in-hub brushless permanent magnet motor and integrated controller that will eliminate a conventional drivetrain and transmission. Trade studies will include diameter versus length, two-dimensional versus three-dimensional flux paths, and direct drive versus geared solutions. Requirements will include equivalent performance to ICE-driven vehicles, equivalent or improved safety features, and cost effectiveness. The Phase I will result in a clear feasibility assessment of electric hub drives.

Principal Investigator:

Josh Ley
Project Manager
3032782002
jley@uqm.com

Business Contact:

Don French
Chief Financial Officer
3032782002
dfrench@uqm.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UQM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
7501 Miller Drive, PO Box 439 Frederick, CO 80530

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