Power Management for a Safe and Robust Vehicle-Grid Solution

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,932.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-09-C-0150
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-156-0389
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-156
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Global Embedded Technologies, Inc.
23900 Freeway Park Drive, Farmington Hills, MI, 48335
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
956205983
Principal Investigator:
Mark Stanczak
President
(248) 888-9696
mark.stanczak@globalet.com
Business Contact:
Mark Stanczak
President
(248) 888-9696
mark.stanczak@globalet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Mobile military operations often require the use of generators for power. The loss of power due to a generator failure can compromise survivability. A military vehicle offers an option to quickly restore power, but misuse by demanding too much power by can destroy the vehicle’s power system, possibly worsening an already bad situation. Use of several military vehicles together would spread the power demand burden, but compatibility of disjointed sources is a issue. This is a power export challenge. Likewise, military vehicles contain advanced technology for surveillance and defense. When stationary power is available, vehicle assets should be used without having to burn fuel or deplete the vehicle’s batteries. Future electric vehicles will depend on power sources to recharge batteries. This is a power import challenge. This program addresses the challenges of vehicle power export and import by using advanced power management to provide safe and robust power solutions that will not compromise the primary mission of the vehicle.

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