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Ultra-Compact Power System for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
S111-003-0087
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SOCOM11-003
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Ultra-Compact Power System for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
Agency: DOD
Contract: H92222-11-P-0052
Award Amount: $99,901.00
 

Abstract:

Air-launched, small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) offer the potential for a tremendous increase in airborne sensing and ground support capability. However, breakthrough power technology is needed to enable these systems to reach their potential. We propose to develop a power system designed to meet the extremely challenging performance, operational, and environmental requirements for service on air-launched SUAS. The system comprises an innovative hydrogen generator combined with a PEM fuel cell. The proposed system is lightweight, compact, safe, and compatible with a wide range of environmental conditions. In Phase I we will prove the feasibility of our approach through laboratory demonstrations, design trade-off and optimization studies, and conceptual design. In Phase II we will produce a complete, prototype power system, integrate with a SUAS, and demonstrate air-launch capability.

Principal Investigator:

Michael G. Izenson
Principal Engineer
(603) 643-3800
mgi@creare.com

Business Contact:

James J. Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No