UNIQUE HAS A NOVEL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF A RELIABLE, ENERGY EFFICIENT FLYWHEEL DEVICE.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4545
Amount: $48,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Unique Mobility Inc
3700 S Jason St, Englewood, CO, 80110
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 GENE FISHER
 (303) 761-2137
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Abstract
UNIQUE HAS A NOVEL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF A RELIABLE, ENERGY EFFICIENT FLYWHEEL DEVICE. FROM TEST RESULTS OF EARLY PROTOTYPES, WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT A HIGH EFFICIENCY MOTOR/ALTERNATOR IN COMBINATION WITH THE FLYWHEEL/ROTOR OPERATING IN A SEALED VACUUM CONTAINER WITH ONLY ELECTRICAL INPUT AND OUTPUT CAN OVERCOME THE INEFFICIENCIES GENERALLY ASSOCIATED WITH MECHANICALLY GEARED DEVICES. AT THE HEART OF THIS CONCEPT IS UNIQUE'S ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSDUCER (MOTOR) TECHNOLOGY WHICH REPRESENTS A QUANTUM LEAP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOTOR/ALTERNATORS. THIS MOTOR TECHNOLOGY IS GENERICALLY SIMILAR TO A BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR; THE COMMUTATION IS ELECTRONIC, TORQUE IS PROPORTIONAL TO CURRENT AND BACK EMF IS PROPORTIONAL TO SPEED. AS APPLIED TO THE FLYWHEEL, THE UNIQ MOTOR/ALTERNATOR ALLOWS US TO PROPOSE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HERMETICALLY SEALED, HIGH VACUUM FLYWHEEL IN AN EXTREMELY COMPACT PACKAGE.

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