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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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High Power Density, and Efficient on Board Auxiliary Power Generation System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-06-C-0575
Award Amount: $729,964.00
 

Abstract:

Power generation at remote locations is increasingly important in providing 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 (APGS) 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 permanent magnet motor technology and a proprietary interphase transformer technique using sub-phases controlled by a digital signal processor. The flexibility of power output of 24VDC, 270VDC, and 120VAC, makes this device especially valuable for a number of field applications. The proposed Phase II effort will develop an advanced on-board (APGS) that will have a higher efficiency, lower harmonic distortion, lower electromagnetic interference, in addition to the greatly lower volume and weight advantages when compared to current generators. AeroVironment will build on our Phase I work, which demonstrated feasibility, and tackle these challenges using our extensive generator, inverter, and digital control experience.

Principal Investigator:

Zaher Daboussi
Principal Engineer
6263579983
daboussi@avinc.com

Business Contact:

Jerry Cleveland
Director, Contracts & Leg
6263579983
cleveland@avinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
181 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 202 Monrovia, CA 91016

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