Dual Electric Starting System fo Heavy Duty Vehicles Cold

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,997.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-04-C-0123
Award Id:
68367
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3534
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP. (Currently MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION)
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Russell Davis
PI/Electrical Engineer
(321) 631-3550
rwd@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rizzo
Controller
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The advent of advanced electrical generation technologies has finally led to the development of novel devices that meet mission target goals for the next generation of high power and high energy density applications. Current battery systems in military vehicles are becoming increasingly unable to adequately support the full array of onboard electrical sensors as well as all weather vehicle operation. In response to this need, Mainstream proposes a dual electrical system comprised of Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries for maximum energy and ultracapacitors for maximum power. For a given DoD heavy duty vehicle, this Phase I effort will include (1) the investigation of key battery chemistries, ultracapacitor configurations, and fuel cell technologies and (2) the design of a complete dual electrical cold starting system for the given vehicle that maximizes both power and energy. In view of Mainstream's long-term commitment to the design and development of improved power production and conversion technologies and our past record of successful performance, we believe funding of this Phase I is warranted. The significant improvements in performance combined with the commercial potential and Mainstream's previous experience lead us to believe this Phase I effort will be highly successful.

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