Short-Duration Manually-Driven Electrical Power Sources

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-03-C-3093
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1791
Amount: $69,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
BODKIN DESIGN & ENGINEERING
P.O. Box 81176, Wellesley, MA, 02481
Duns: 883404931
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Bodkin
 Project Manager
 (781) 235-6351
 wab@bodkindesign.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Bodkin
Title: Proprietor
Phone: (781) 235-6351
Email: 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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