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Plug&Play Integrated Hybrid Power System for Humanoid Robot

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4762
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-125
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 MANNING RD BILLERICA, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Plug&Play Integrated Hybrid Power System for Humanoid Robot
Agency: DOD
Contract: W56HZV-12-C-0006
Award Amount: $415,514.00
 

Abstract:

A robotic platform, such as the BEAR humanoid robot, offers exceptional capabilities but its mission duration is severely constrained by its batteries energy capacity. For maximum operational flexibility, the power source must be contained within the BEAR outer form and not attached externally to the BEAR which presents a challenging requirement for its power source. In the Phase I program, Aerodyne Research, Inc (ARI) and its teaming partner, Busek Co., have demonstrated the feasibility of developing a JP-8 fueled hybrid power source based on ARIs miniature engine-generator technology that meets the requirements of the BEAR robot application. In the Phase II program, a fully packaged 3 kW hybrid power source for the BEAR robot application will be developed, tested, and delivered to the government.

Principal Investigator:

Kurt Annen
Principal Engineer
(978) 663-9500
kannen@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

Charles Kolb
President
(978) 663-9500
kolb@aerodyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042471226
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No