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3 kW Lightweight Efficient Generator

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Department of Defense
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2013 / SBIR
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Integrated Solutions For Systems
4970 Corporate Drive Suite 100 Huntsville, AL 35805-6230
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: 3 kW Lightweight Efficient Generator
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-13-C-0017
Award Amount: $99,995.00


Soldiers are very dependent on electrical power for laptops, radios, handheld devices, smart phones, ISR platforms and weapon systems. Existing generators are heavier and lack compatibility with readily available fuels. They must operate reliably across a wide range of environmental conditions. A lightweight, robust generator with multi-fuel compatibility would increase flexibility for the soldier and the unit, and it would reduce the logistical footprint. A more compact, efficient unit would enhance portability by soldiers and reduce fuel costs across the inventory. The focus of this SBIR is to design, develop and demonstrate a compact, lightweight and efficient multi-fueled, 3 kW power unit. The proposed generator system will be based on a very compact and efficient recuperated turbogenerator design with advanced controls and electronics. The turbogenerator will output a continuous 3 kW power at 1,000 feet and 107 degrees F. In addition, it will weigh significantly less than fielded units, run on a variety of fuels (JP8, diesel, and gasoline), generate reduced noise signature, have reduced maintenance, and offer extended life. The resulting system will provide a reliable power source to soldiers while enhancing portability and reduce fuel costs across the inventory.

Principal Investigator:

Charles P. DePlachett
Principal Engineer
(256) 468-0586

Business Contact:

Glenn Rolader
(770) 344-9057
Small Business Information at Submission:

Integrated Solutions for Systems
4970 Corporate Drive, Suite 100 Huntsville, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 261687937
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No