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Internal Combustion (IC) Engine/Electric Hybrid Power/Propulsion System for…

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems
11160 SW Durham Lane McMinnville, OR -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Internal Combustion (IC) Engine/Electric Hybrid Power/Propulsion System for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-11-M-2171
Award Amount: $99,979.00


ABSTRACT: Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems Develops and Manufactures heavy fuel engines for UAVs and is proposing using a purpose built engine for a ScanEagle sized UAS combined with a novel Axial Flux Motor/Generator system and a electric clutch system currently availalbe as a COTS item. We have teamed with Oregon State University for control design & Insitu Inc. for acoustical & flight testing to develop a hybrid propulsion system that provides adequate mission performance with stealth capabilities. BENEFIT: Duration, decreased noise signature for ISR and Border Control Missions, hybrid vehicle design, small diesel generation units for plug-in electric vehicles, Aircraft Axilary Power Units.

Principal Investigator:

Chris Pellegrino
ME New Product Development Manager
(503) 434-6845

Business Contact:

Joe Gibbs
VP Bus Developmemnt&PMP
(503) 539-9370
Small Business Information at Submission:

Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems
2717 NE Bunn Road McMinnville, OR -

EIN/Tax ID: 412036494
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No