Intelligent Control System for Soldier Power

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,993.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W909MY-08-C-0015
Award Id:
83134
Agency Tracking Number:
O071-ES8-2006
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
197187602
Principal Investigator:
ThomasWilmoth
Research Engineer
(734) 668-2567
twilmoth@cybernet.com
Business Contact:
CharlesCohen
VP Research and Development
(734) 668-2567
proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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