Short-Duration Manually-Driven Electrical Power Sources

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,996.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-03-C-3093
Award Id:
64952
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1791
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BODKIN DESIGN & ENGINEERING (Currently Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC)
P.O. Box 81176, Wellesley, MA, 02481
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
883404931
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Bodkin
Project Manager
(781) 235-6351
wab@bodkindesign.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Bodkin
Proprietor
(781) 235-6351
wab@bodkindesign.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Typically emergency communications occur under less than ideal conditions such as natural and man-made disasters. Limited power sources, quick response times, and uncertainties as to communications systems encountered (used by other responders and localcommercial systems) emphasize the importance of developing and deploying efficient and robust short-duration power sources capable of interfacing with a variety of equipment. This development will provide users a short-term capability to deploy andcontinue to operate various equipment requiring power sources up to 100 watts.This program will develop a lightweight, compact, short duration, manually charged, electrical power supply which utilizes compressed air as the energy storage medium. This unique approach will provide a very lightweight, compact system, that is extremelyportable with a long shelf life (>25yrs) and can easily be expanded to increase its energy storage capacity. The manual generator will find application as an emergency temporary power source. It's compact lightweight design is very portable, and ideally carried by soldiers, emergency workers, on fire trucks, ambulances, airplanes, or wherever emergencyequipment is needed. The compact design will make it an important asset to the soldier of the future who is heavily dependent on portable electronic equipment that is useless once the batteries are drained.

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