VTOL PROPULSION BOOST BY MEANS OF TORQUE AUGMENTATION FROM AN ELECTRIC MACHINE.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15405
Amount: $53,628.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1533 Sumac Drive, Logan, UT, 84321
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward H Allen Phd
 Principal Investigator
 (801) 752-2141
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CONTRACTOR WILL EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF HYBRID POWERPLANTS IN SMALL V/STOL AIR VEHICLES THAT COMBINE INTERNAL COWBUSTION (IC) ENGINESAND PULSED POWER ELECTRICAL AUGMENTATION MACHINES. THE IC ENGINES WILL HE SIZED TO WEET THE AVERAGE POWER NEEDS OF THE WDSSION WHILE THEELECTRICAL NACHINE WILL NEET ABOVE-AVERAGE PEAKS (SUCH AS OCCUR DURING TAKE-OFF AND LANDING) AND BE RECONFIGURED TO SUPPLY POWER DURING PERIODS OF BELOW AVERAGE DEMAND. THE LONG TERM OBJECTIVE OF HYBRID POWERPLANTS IS TO PERMIT THE APPLICATION OF NUMEROUS, ESPECIALLY ROTARY-TYPE IC ENGINES TO V/STOL CONFIGURATIONS, MORE-OR-LESS ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR SPECIAL, HIGHER POWER ENGINE DESIGNS FOR SUCH APPLICATIONS - AT LEAST IN THE SMALL OUTPUT RANGES CONTEMPLATED FOR UNMANNEDAIR VEHICLES.

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