Stealthy, Efficient, Light-Weight, JP-8 Fueled Hybrid Electric Propulsion System for UGVs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-03-C-4034
Award Id:
64605
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-1157
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4 Armstrong Road, Shelton, CT, 06484
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
S.Paul Dev
President
(203) 925-7630
SPaulDev@DStarEngineering.com
Business Contact:
S. PaulDev
President
(203) 925-7630
SPaulDev@DStarEngineering.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
During successful development of small diesel engines and generator sets for the Army, DARPA, NASA and others, D-STAR has developed useful experience and technologies for small, compact, light-weight, high-speed diesel engines and power systems. DuringPhase I of the proposed effort, D-STAR will explore development of a JP-8 fueled hybrid diesel electric propulsion system for use on small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs).Proposed Phase I objectives include : Discussions with the Navy project sponsors, and possibly with UGV design study contractors (such as GD-RS, SAIC); Assessment of the state of the art of hybrid drive systems and components; Design trade studies ofsuitable heavy-fuel-powered hybrid drive systems for the intended family of UGVs; Exploration of applicable technologies for suppression of noise, smoke and IR emissions; Evaluation of feasibility of development and manufacture of the hybrid drive system;and Development of a Phase II plan and a Risk Management Plan for the system and its elements. A heavy-fuel, low-noise hybrid power system would be an ideal enabler of vehicle designs that are unconstrained by conventional engine designs and drive-train layouts. It would also be usable as the prime power for small UAVs, as an Auxiliary Power Unitfor larger UGVs, and as a battery charger for squads and other teams of soldiers.Potential commercial applications include use as an Auxiliary Power Unit for small hybrid-electric road vehicles, and use as portable generator sets for use by emergency response and construction crews.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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