Power regenerative suspension systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number: A102-133-1396
Amount: $69,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-133
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
28 Thrumont Road, West Caldwell, NJ, 07006
DUNS: 826388600
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Garfinkel
 (973) 432-7401
Business Contact
 Steven Garfinkel
Title: President
Phone: (973) 432-7401
Email: sgarfinkel@ellipsah.com
Research Institution
Ellipsah LLC proposes a Phase I research program that will study the feasibility, benefits, performance and costs of an energy regenerative suspension system. The anticipated energy surplus, under various operating conditions, will be determined. Ellipsah’s research will focus on innovative linear motor design concepts, which when implemented will increase the regenerative energy and reduce the system cost, so that commercialization will become economically feasible. The innovative low cost linear motor and integral electronic controller, replace the shock absorber in vehicle suspension systems, improving ride performance and providing energy generation while being easily installed into existing vehicles. Ellipsah is uniquely qualified to perform this research, having experience in all the technologies required to analyze, design and prototype an energy regenerative suspension system. Ellipsah is expert in control systems analysis, electromagnetic finite element analysis, motor design, actuator design, and motor controller design. These claims are substantiated in the proposal’s past experience section.

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