1 kW Man-portable Hybrid-Electric Power System using Catalytic Fuel Ignition Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAB15-03-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: A012-2106
Amount: $729,451.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
7082 S 220th street, kent, WA, 98032
DUNS: 932448368
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Morgan
 Senior Scientist
 (253) 395-8084
Business Contact
 W. Horne
Title: Vice President
Phone: (253) 395-8084
Email: e.horne@edtekinc.com
Research Institution
The overall objective of this Phase II SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate a 1 kW man-portable multi-fueled thermophotovoltaic (TPV) power system. The TPV technology is based on a grey body (silicon carbide) emitter, resonant mesh infrared bandpassfilters, and GaSb photovoltaic cells. These key components have been developed on previous programs. The approach to achieving this goal is to draw from both the component and systems experience gained on several preceding programs to design, fabricate,and test a 1 kW test bed TPV system. The results of evaluation tests performed on the test bed system will guide an iterative process of three additional improved design, fabricate, and test cycles that will culminate in the demonstration of a rugged,stand alone 1-kW portable system weighing less than 50 lbs. and operating at diesel fuel to electric efficiency of 12% or greater.The benefits of this technology to the U.S. military is a light weight, silent, efficient power system that runs on highenergy density diesel fuel. These power systems will be enabling for many missions. Commercial applications include small portable, quiet power supplies for home, recreational vehicles, marine, and remote site applications. The technology also lendsitself to a hybrid solar concentrator heated system that can run on either sunlight or fossil fuels to produce 24-hour power. The applications of such is for distributed power systems serving residential, agricultural, commercial, and light industrialusers.

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