Innovative Onboard Power and Cooling Solutions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$748,378.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F33615-03-C-2368
Award Id:
57643
Agency Tracking Number:
021PR-0291
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
22 Meridian Road, Suite 7, Eatontown, NJ, 07724
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
095344755
Principal Investigator:
Scott Jacobs
Engineering Manager
(732) 544-1075
sjacobs@ips-llc.com
Business Contact:
Eli Liebermann
President
(732) 544-1075
eliebermann@ips-llc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Directed Energy Weapons as well as sophisticated countermeasure systems, require substantially more electrical power than the conventional aircraft power system can currently supply. The cooling required to dissipate the energy is currently not availableon these aircrafts. This solicitation is pursuing a continuous electrical output of 1.0 MW of 3 phase, 110 VAC at 400 Hz, in addition to 800 lbs/min of pressurized air at 50 psia, and a target weight goal of 1400 lbs.Based on the work performed to date the lightest and most reliable system would consist of a high-speed generator to create the electrical power, a compressor to meet the airflow requirements. A turbine will drive both components. Additionally, therewill be a requirement for a gearbox to mate the three components together.The work effort involved in designing, building and testing the system of interest, significantly exceeds the funding available in a standard SBIR. IPS is therefore proposing to concentrate on the development of a lightweight high-speed generator.Additionally, IPS will continue to work with the engine companies to further develop the system. IPS also encourages additional funding to be made available to an engine company to help make the system a reality.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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