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High Power Density, and Efficient on Board Auxiliary Power Generation System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
78553
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-129-3857
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: 2006
Title: High Power Density, and Efficient on Board Auxiliary Power Generation System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-06-C-0103
Award Amount: $119,887.00
 

Abstract:

Power generation at remote locations is increasingly important to provide support for logistic and combat operations. The traditional genset driven by a diesel engine, however, is bulky, not highly efficient, and requires non-trivial maintenance. In addition, the power quality that these traditional gensets supply is not sufficient for many field applications. Thus, a compact, yet high efficiency auxiliary power generation system integral to the tracked or wheeled military vehicle, at the 4 kW power level, is an essential new component to aid the warfighter. This advanced generator and power control unit makes use of direct cooled lamination paramagnet magnet motor technology and a proprietary interphase transformer technique using sub-phases controlled by a digital signal processor. The proposed Phase I effort will investigate the feasibility of developing such on-board auxiliary power generation system. The advanced on-board auxiliary power generation system (APGS) will have a higher efficiency, lower harmonic distortion, lower electromagnetic interference, in addition to the greatly lower volume and weight advantages. AeroVironment will overcome the many technical challenges leveraging experience from recent generator, inverter, and digital control development projects.

Principal Investigator:

Zaher Daboussi
Principal 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