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Long-Endurance Power Systems for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
81831
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-180-2665
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADAPTIVE MATERIALS, INC.
4403 Concourse Drive Suite C Ann Arbor, MI 48108 8108
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Long-Endurance Power Systems for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-M-2789
Award Amount: $99,974.00
 

Abstract:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are one of the most valuable emerging technologies used to improve the survivability and lethality of our Armed Forces. Current advances in the alternative energy industry have created interest in integrating new technologies into small UAVs. This integration would significantly improve the versatility and endurance of small UAVs. Adaptive Materials Inc. (AMI) is an industry leader in the development of portable Solid Oxide Fuels Cells (SOFC). A hybridized UAV power solution can utilize the significant energy density advantage SOFC has over other alternative energy technologies. AMI has conducted initial investigations into the integration of SOFC systems in a UAV platform. In this proposal we describe the benefits of a SOFC propulsion system, and propose a 9 month effort to integrate this system with an advanced UAV platform. This aircraft will be capable of a 6 hour mission with a 2 pound payload or a 12 hour mission with a 1 pound payload, a significant increase over current technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy LaBreche
Engineer
7343027632
tlabreche@adaptivematerials.com

Business Contact:

Aaron Crumm
President
7343027632
acrumm@adaptivematerials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADAPTIVE MATERIALS, INC.
4403 Concourse Drive Suite C Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 383495545
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No