700 Watt Diesel e-MAV Battery Charger / Ground Power Unit / Mini Generator Set

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$1,500,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R275
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB2-0424
Solicitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB022-050
Solicitation Number:
2002.2
Small Business Information
D-STAR ENGINEERING CORP.
4 Armstrong Road, Shelton, CT, 06484
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
804906469
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Hoffman
Senior Project Engineer
(203) 925-7630
THoffman@DStarEngineering.com
Business Contact:
S. Dev
President
(203) 925-7630
SPaulDev@DStarEngineering.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
During Phase I of this SBIR effort, D-STAR Engineering aimed to combine the best features of an electric-motor powered Micro Air Vehicle (e-MAV), and a micro-diesel engine, and explore the development of a JP-8 fueled hybrid diesel electric propulsion system for use on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). D-STAR had identified two approaches for development of such a hybrid-electric UAV : A longer-term approach with on-board starter generators and additional features to enhance UAV performance, and a shorter-term approach that can offer operational benefits to the e-MAV by allowing its batteries to be charged by a highly portable 600 / 700 Watt battery charger / Ground Power Unit that would use the same micro-diesel engine that has been developed for the diesel Micro Air Vehicle (d-MAV). This Phase II proposal is for the design and development of a portable Battery Charger / Mini-Generator Set.

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