Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-18-P-0064
Agency Tracking Number: F182-005-1396
Amount: $49,959.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-09
Small Business Information
109 Anderson Street Suite 200, Marietta, GA, 30060
DUNS: 080843546
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Wissing
 (770) 845-7130
Business Contact
 Geoff Wissing
Phone: (770) 845-7130
Research Institution
Normal aircraft braking is achieved through a process of reverse thrust and a system of hydraulically activated brakes located on the main wheels of the aircraft. These friction based systems offer limited performance benefits including reduced braking capabilities due to brake fade, thermal loading issues, and generally higher operational, maintenance, repair and overhaul costs over the life cycle of the braking system. An electromagnetic based system based on low cost of ownership, high-torque to low-weight performance, high reliability, and higher level of safety control of braking forces would better serve the airline industry and offer a significant opportunity to combine electromagnetic braking with an energy efficient storage system that would allow the aircraft the ability to: 1. Recapture some of the available kinetic energy during the landing event to increase the overall efficiency of the aircraft. 2. Transfer this available kinetic energy from the landing wheels through a motor generator to an energy storage device on board the aircraft. 3. Use this stored energy during ground taxiing operations as a means to eliminate taxi fuel burn while the aircraft is on the ground. 4. Reduce the number of hours spent on maintenance of the conventional braking system.

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