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Boat & Combatant Craft Electric Drive Propulsion System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0449
Agency Tracking Number: N231-039-0912
Amount: $139,720.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N231-039
Solicitation Number: 23.1
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-05
Small Business Information
2600 Washington Ave, Ste 1002
Newport News, VA 23607-4333
United States
DUNS: 088249609
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard Thompson
 (512) 705-5715
Business Contact
 Linda Martes
Phone: (757) 288-6252
Research Institution

Ockerman Automation Consulting (OAC) and Cardinal Marine Group (CMG) have concluded that U.S. Navy boats and combatant craft configured with an Electric Drive Propulsion System (EDPS) that uses a combination of an electric drive gearbox, APU, high frequency drives, and a high energy density ESS provides the greatest likelihood for meeting all the TLRs in the SBIR Topic N231-039: Boat & Combatant Craft Electric Drive Propulsion System (EDPS). An EDPS configured this way can provide safe, reliable, efficient, and acoustically quiet all-electric operational modes if engineered with acoustic noise emissions, redundancy, and efficiency (i.e., fuel consumption and TOC) as primary considerations. This proposal outlines the approach to develop a preliminary concept design for an EDPS that will meet the requirements set forth in SBIR Topic N231-039: Boat & Combatant Craft Electric Drive Propulsion System. The activities described in the Statement of Work involve investigating commercially available components that are robust, lightweight, suitable for the marine environment, and US-sourced whenever possible. OAC and CMG will integrate these components into the EDPS system design. The Phase I deliverable will be an EDPS preliminary concept design package (Base) and the initial design specifications and capabilities description(Option), both consisting of technical summary reports and sufficient drawings to clearly depict the EDPS design and demonstrate its feasibility.

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