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Intelligent Control System for Soldier Power

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-08-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: O071-ES8-2006
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD07-ES8
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-11-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-11-19
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Wilmoth
 Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Cohen
Title: VP Research and Development
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

Cybernet proposes to develop a methodology for distributing and managing the power supply voltages required by each electrical load in a soldier’s battle environment. Modern man-portable electronics include diverse systems, each having their own power source, which multiplies the battery weight and power conditioning hardware required by the number of units deployed per individual. These electronic systems include communications, tactical, defensive and weaponry, many with differing power requirements, individual energy densities, and varying sensitivities to outside environmental influence. The proposed energy management system would provide the electrical power requirements of each piece of equipment, and offer an improved weight to energy density ratio, yielding better overall performance and decreased pack weight.Multiple power system requirements and differing energy profiles can all be managed from a single robust high-density power source, providing any voltage value or polarity, (including 120 VAC if necessary), by programming a power port to generate the necessary output voltage / waveform profile. Each power port would be a pulse width modulated Class D amplifier, capable of reproducing any required waveform by simply loading the necessary power profile for the specified electrical load. Over-current protection and feedback monitoring would insure that each electrical load was optimally managed.

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