Advanced Flywheel Energy Storage for Pulsed Power Applications
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DOD / NAVY
AFS Trinity Power proposes to develop the design concept for an advanced shipboard flywheel power system. The design will minimize the size and weight of a complete flywheel system including all ancillary components. The end products will be a design concept review and final report describing follow-on Phase II work. AFS Trinity will team with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on this STTR. The Lab is well known for its expertise in flywheel power systems and other advanced energy technologies for both commercial and military applications Critical issues we will address in Phase I are: specific power, specific energy, compact power electronics design, optimum use of shipboard interfaces such as cooling and electric power, optimized packaging of the complete system including ancillary equipment and a shock and vibration mounting design. AFS Trinity has over ten years experience developing advanced flywheel systems using high-speed composite rotors, magnetic bearings and proprietary motor control software. The Company plans to reach commercial success by manufacturing and selling flywheel power systems for several markets. Our business plan shows initial commercial flywheel systems for power quality applications followed by distributed generation, hybrid vehicles, industrial and military applications.
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Research Institution Information:
AFS TRINITY POWER CORP.
Post Office Box 449 Medina, WA 98039
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Lawrence Livermore National Lab
P.O. Box 808, L-644
Livermore, CA 94551
James R. Smith
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)