LIGHTWEIGHT STARTER/ALTERNATOR FOR SMALL ENGINES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 13559
Amount: $49,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3700 S Jason St, Englewood, CO, 80110
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William M Anderson
 (303) 761-2137
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
UNIQUE MOBILITY HAS INVENTED A NOVELMEANS OF CONSTRUCTING A BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR WHICH OPERATES WITH EFFICIENCY AND POWER RATINGS ABOVE OTHER MOTORS AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY. THE ASSOCIATED UNIQ MOTOR AND CONTROL SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES APPEAR TO BE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR AN RPV ENGINE STARTER/ALTERNATOR THAT IS BOTH SMALL AND LIGHTWEIGHT. IN THE PROPOSED PHASE I STUDY, A 3 KW ALTERNATOR AT 28 VOLTS DC OPERATING AT 4000 RPM IS DESIGNED UTILIZING COMPUTERIZED OPTIMIZATION METHODS. PRELIMINARY DESIGN RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE ALTERNATOR WOULD WEIGHT 6.3 LBS. AND THE CONTROLLER BETWEEN 4-5 LBS. THE UTILITY OF THIS DEVICE FOR SEVERAL CLASSES OV UAVS AND FOR OTHER REMOTELY OPERATED SYSTEMS IS EXPLORED. IF PROVEN FEASIBLE, THIS STARTER/ALTERNATOR COULD ENHANCE PROPULSION SYSTEM DESIGN FOR A VARIETY OF MANNED AND UNMANNED VEHICLES.

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