Prime Power System Development for Active Denial Technology (ADT) and High-Power Radio-Frequency (RF) Systems
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Higher Power Engineering proposes to develop a compact and lightweight prime power plant operating from JP-8 fuel. Capacity of 155kW continuos, which exceeds the Navy duty-cycle requirements. Unit exceeds all specifications of size, weight, and fuel efficiency. The proposed unit is projected at 24"Wx24"Hx46"L, weighs 470 pounds. Design utilizes a dual-bank rotary diesel engine operating on a high efficiency hybrid thermal cycle. Engine design has only 4 moving parts and provides a thermal efficiency of>55%. Engine is coupled to a high-speed permanent-magnet generator by a planetary gearbox. The generator doubles as starter. The high-frequency AC power produced is rectified & filtered to provide 345VDC+10%. Voltage regulation is accomplished by variable speed engine operation, providing a load-following design. The design is scalable and modular, making application to other size generators simple and easy. Phase I effort includes technical studies which model the proposed configuration. This work will validate the feasibility of the proposed technical approach. The proposed Phase I Option effort leads into the Phase II task by confirming the earlier engineering design, updating market research on advanced engine designs, and procurement of some basic components for use in the Phase II testing tasking. Monthly progress reports are proposed.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Higher Power Engineering
738 Archie Whitesides Road Suite 100 Gastonia, NC 28052-8100
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