Generator Power Recapture

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8222-18-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: F161-008-1194
Amount: $748,299.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF161-008
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-01-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-03-25
Small Business Information
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Wells
 (765) 464-8997
Business Contact
 Eric Walters
Phone: (765) 464-8997
Research Institution
The Air Force rebuilds and tests many aircraft and ground-power generators each year, involving many hours of loaded run-time with dissipative load banks. To improve facility energy efficiency and to have a positive environmental impact, a regenerative ac/dc load bank is proposed to push power from generator testing back to the electric grid. The proposed generator power recapture unit (GPRU) will load the generators according to their respective test procedures by emulating resistive and inductive loads. The GPRU will support testing of single/three phase generators operating at 400 Hz, 50/60Hz and dc. The Phase II effort will focus on construction and testing of a GPRU and pursuing appropriate UL and utility certifications.

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