Variable Speed Alternator Drive

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,942.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-10-C-0189
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-193-0509
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-193
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Orbital Traction LTD
8760 Westpark Dr, Houston, TX, 77063
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
026865157
Principal Investigator:
Roy Venton-Walters
Program Manager - FEAD
(262) 268-1449
roy.venton-walters@orbitaltraction.
Business Contact:
Scott Maddux
General Counsel
(713) 357-7197
ddye@siginnovations.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
It is proposed to demonstrate through modeling and simulation the feasibility of producing a constant velocity accessory drive (CVAD), using a novel continuously variable transmission. This drive will enable an alternator to produce full rated power while operating at idle and across the full range of engine speeds. Employing an existing commercialized traction drive design known as the Milner CVT (MCVT) as a baseline, the focus of the proposed research will be on (i) improvement of baseline MCVT materials to both reduce the size of the core variator as well as to improve the life of the modeled CVAD; and (ii) mitigation of torsional pulse loads from the engine which will tend to lessen the life of the CVAD. The proposed research is anticipated to result in a bolt-on CVAD design that is extremely compact, highly efficient and will work with both existing and increased power alternators.

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