42-Volt Vehicle System Conversion
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
American Systems Technology, Incorporated (ASTI) proposes to first identify major existing and emerging opportunities to improve US Army ground vehicle performance through the introduction of dual voltage (14/42 Volt) and/or full 42 Volt electricalsystems. ASTI will then search for commercially-available 42 Volt components, whether existing or in development, that may be applied to both military and commercial electrical systems. ASTI will also survey dual voltage power conversion and managementdevices. ASTI then proposes to devise, evaluate, and select for future development a reasonable number of these devices for either dual or single voltage applications. For the selected components, ASTI will propose a method of incorporating them incurrent or new electrical system architecture, with special consideration for migration from 14 volt to dual 14/42 Volt to a full 42 Volt systems. 1) Reduced vehicle weight (power-carrying wires up to 60% lighter, smaller motors, etc.)2) Increased mechanical power for electrical actuators.3) Reduced need for belt-driven peripheral equipment, reducing engine drag.4) Overall, increased fuel economy and reduced exaust emmissions.5) Reduced replacment part cost due to commercial availability of parts.
Small Business Information at Submission:
AMERICAN SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
888 West Big Beaver Road, Suite #420 Troy, MI 48084
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