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Compact Integrated Hub Traction Motor and Inverter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73278
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-283-0482
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
181 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 202 Monrovia, CA 91016
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Compact Integrated Hub Traction Motor and Inverter
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8501-05-M-0162
Award Amount: $99,965.00
 

Abstract:

Conversion of conventional powered and non-powered Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to electric and hybrid electric power requires careful consideration of safety, efficiency, weight and volume of the new electric components, while also enabling operation in demanding conditions. This is especially true of the traction motors and motor drives, which favor in-wheel (hub) technology to maximize cargo space and minimize drive train complexity. Recent advances in traction motors and power electronics technology facilitate major increases in torque density, power density, and efficiency. GSE come in all shapes, sizes, and functions. Thus, a universal, integrated hub motor/controller, that is also scalable, would allow easier conversion of existing combustion-powered and non-powered vehicles to electric-powered units. For flight line applications, the proposed motor controller is air-cooled, scalable and modular in power, and flexible in packaging. The proposed in-hub motors require especially rugged design, and are scalable in power and torque. The proposed effort will develop and demonstrate a 5kW in-hub motor/controller design for electric and hybrid GSE applications. We expect the proposed motor/controller to significantly exceed the SBIR torque density requirement of 20-30 N-m/l.

Principal Investigator:

Zaher Daboussi
Principal Electrical Engineer
6263579983
daboussi@aerovironment.com

Business Contact:

Jerry Cleveland
Director, Contracts & Legal Affairs
6263579983
cleveland@aerovironment.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
825 S. Myrtle Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016

EIN/Tax ID: 952705790
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No