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42-Volt Vehicle System Conversion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
63187
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-0777
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMERICAN SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
888 West Big Beaver Road Suite #420 Troy, MI 48084
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: 42-Volt Vehicle System Conversion
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0008
Award Amount: $729,815.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase I effort began with a survey of 42-Volt research and development. All vehicle and top-tier component manufacturers recognize the numerous benefits of 42-Volt electrical systems for improved performance, fuel efficiency, packaging, and emissions. However, it was quickly determined that the commercial automotive industry has significantly reduced the pace of 42-Volt adaptation and therefore the near-term feasibility for military adoption of commercial 42-Volt technology is greatly reduced. However, the analysis completed during Phase I uncovered a number of significant challenges electrical system reliability, longevity, and safety. Therefore, ASTI has determined to develop a comprehensive "Intelligent Multiple Battery Sustainment and Readiness System" (IMBSRS) for ground vehicles which will monitor the needs of the battery system and employ multiple technologies to manage and protect critical components. The objectives of the IMBSRS are to prevent dead batteries, maximize the longevity of batteries, detect battery system problems and predict component failures, extend battery system performance, and demonstrate wide-scale applicability to legacy commercial and military vehicles and to the Army's Future Combat Systems. The configurable system will include advanced wireless communications and embedded diagnostics and prognostics capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Armando Duer
V.P. Engineering Operatio
2483624100
aduer@amsystech.com

Business Contact:

Brian Crankshaw
V.P. Government Business
2483624100
bcrankshaw@amsystech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMERICAN SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
888 West Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48084

EIN/Tax ID: 383063353
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No