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Power and Propulsion System Optimization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: N18A-012-0124
Amount: $999,931.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N18A-T012
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-10-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-28
Small Business Information
510 Earl Boulevard
Miamisburg, OH 45342
United States
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bryan Pelley
 Director, Aerosystems
 (937) 320-1877
 pelleybm@crgrp.com
Business Contact
 Christopher Hemmelgarn
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: contracts@crgrp.com
Research Institution
 University of Cincinnati
 David C. Gearring David C. Gearring
 
University Hall, Suite 530, 51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221
United States

 (513) 556-5969
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) are currently limited in the type of missions they can perform. Limited available power limits which sensors can be run or for how long, and also limits the duration and range of the mission. More efficient propulsion systems would increase the power available to the UUV payload. Improved power distribution systems and control systems would also increase the available power and enable the UUV to perform longer, more complex missions. Current power and propulsion system design practices for these systems often rely on conventional design approaches, off-the-shelf component integration, and non-optimized system integration. To design the most efficient systems available and provide UUVs with the power required to perform the desired missions, advanced design and optimization approaches are required. Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) and the University of Cincinnati (UC) propose to design power and propulsion systems for UUVs optimized to enable more demanding missions. The design approaches used will enable the tradeoffs between multiple performance to be visualized and optimized according to specific mission needs. The team’s approach will enable highly efficient systems that improve the capabilities of the Navy’s UUVs.

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