In-Flight Engine Start System (ASC-017D)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,156.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
F33615-01-C-2119
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2001
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
001PR-0621
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE POWER SOLUTIONS, LLC
PO Box 730, Oakhurst, NJ, 07755
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
095344755
Principal Investigator
 James Widdis
 Chief Engineer
 (732) 493-3680
 eliebermann@monmouth.com
Business Contact
 Eli Liebermann
Title: President
Phone: (732) 493-3680
Email: eliebermann@monmouth.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This document describes Innovative Power Solutions (IPS) proposal to provide a detail design and produce prototype hardware for a 75KVA Generator for the Global-Hawk. This generator is to be mounted in the tail cone section of the generator driven fromthe LP spool. This unit is intended to supply electric power for the air vehicle and payload as well as emergency power extracted during wind milling operation of the AE3007H turbofan engine. In addition, Phase II efforts will investigate extractingelectric power during wind milling operation as assist power for in-flight engine restart.The design approach will incorporate the use of a Brushless AC Generator to provide the required electric power. In addition, to provide the required engine start capability, the system design will include a start unit, which incorporates a synchronousmotor controller that, operating in conjunction with the AE3007H FADEC, will provide a controlled torque versus speed profile for the specified conditions by controlling a starter generator mounted on the HP spool driven gearbox. The use of availablewindmill assist to reduce battery drain per start will enhance in-flight restart capability. The start unit will also contain the circuitry required for generator control functions including voltage regulation and fault protection.

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