Renewable Electric Energy Source for Special Operations Force (SOF) Maritime Combatant Craft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$99,978.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H92222-07-P-0010
Award Id:
78355
Agency Tracking Number:
S051-001-0033
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
ReneeWong
Contracting Officer
(617) 498-5655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact:
ReneeWong
Contracting Officer
(617) 498-5655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is seeking a quiet, reusable high-energy source for use on maritime Combatant Craft. The needs expressed by solicitation SOCOM05-001 are a very good match to the performance and operating features of a TIAX-developed Free Piston Stirling Engine (FPSE) power plant with integral linear alternators, power converter and digital control system--the TIAX "Micro-Power platform." The TIAX Micro-Power platform is a quiet, robust, multi-fuel-capable engine-generator. The Micro-Power platform, in development at TIAX, currently exists in the form of operational laboratory prototypes employed in on-going product development and endurance testing activities. The proposed Phase I program will develop application-specific features supporting a TIAX Micro-Power platform subsystem to realize a portable power unit responsive to SOCOM requirements. These application-specific features include mechanical and electronics packaging, energy storage to meet peak power demands, and fuel packaging. The design of these SOCOM application-specific features will present an opportunity to achieve additional noise reduction. This Phase I SBIR proposal addresses the development of SOCOM application-specific portable power unit features at the preliminary design level. Phase II would follow directly with detailed design of these elements leading to a demonstration prototype.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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