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Advanced Flywheel Energy Storage for Pulsed Power Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70423
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-013-0421
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AFS TRINITY POWER CORP.
Post Office Box 449 Medina, WA 98039
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced Flywheel Energy Storage for Pulsed Power Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0271
Award Amount: $69,743.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

Donald Bender
Chief Technology Officer
9254557990
dbender@afstrinity.com

Business Contact:

Gerald W. Starr
Director of Marketing
9254557231
gstarr@afstrinity.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AFS TRINITY POWER CORP.
Post Office Box 449 Medina, WA 98039

EIN/Tax ID: 912118876
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
P.O. Box 808, L-644
Livermore, CA 94551
Contact: James R. Smith
Contact Phone: (925) 422-7802
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)