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Universal, Programmable and Affordable Power Technologies for Underwater…

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
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Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Universal, Programmable and Affordable Power Technologies for Underwater Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00167-11-C-0002
Award Amount: $497,147.00


Intelligent Automation, Inc (IAI) in collaboration with University of Illinois at Chicago and QinetiQ North America /Foster Miller Technology Solutions Group, is proposing a new, universal architecture for UUV power systems called the Advanced Management of Power System (AMPS). The fundamental block of this design is an isolated bidirectional power-flow uk converter. The idea was to come up with a"future-proof"power management technology that will allow the UUV to work with different energy sources with variable power capacities and to switch between battery power and alternative power sources such as fuel cells or solar cells on the fly. This design would also enable the same UUV to operate in un-tethered or tethered modes utilizing the ship"s ac power. This concept can be easily extended to a wide class of platforms encompassing the entire UXV universe (i.e., UAV, UGV and UUV) and its functionalities can be extended from dc/dc and ac/dc (charging) functionalities, which are the main foci of the phase II, to dc/ac (inverter) and ac/ac (cycloconverter) functionalities. High fidelity open loop and closed loop simulations have demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed approach in Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Devendra Tolani
Senior Research Scientist
(301) 294-4630

Business Contact:

Mark James
Director, Contracts and P
(301) 294-5221
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Illinois, Chicago
851 S. Morgan M/C 154
Chicago, IL 60607-
Contact: Sudip Mazumder
Contact Phone: (312) 355-1315