Power The Force: Future Force Power Systems- Critical Enabler for Army Transformation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-05-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number: A043-098-0517
Amount: $119,953.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-098
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
4208 West Clearwater Ave, Kennewick, WA, 99336
DUNS: 153724760
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Songgang Qiu
 Director of Engineering
 (509) 735-4700
 sqiu@stirlingtech.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Bernhart
Title: Accountant/Business Analyst
Phone: (509) 735-4700
Email: kgb@stirlingtech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Advancements in military communications technology will enable better information gathering and decision making but require reliable, robust, quiet, and highly portable electrical power that can be provided by a Free-Piston Stirling Engine generator system. Stirling Technology Company's (STC) experience with space power systems indicates that substantial mass reduction can be achieved through material selection, advanced alternator and heater head designs, and system-level optimization. STC experience with low-cost commercial Combined Heat and Power systems provides cost reduction approaches including assembly improvements, and part redesigns to use automated processes such as stamping and casting. STC will leverage previous mass and cost reduction research into a conceptual design for a Lightweight Stirling Power System design in the 1- to 2-kW range capable of powering Future Combat System hardware in vehicle, robotic, or man-portable platforms.

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