Phase Controlled PM Drive System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32696
Amount: $99,946.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Unique Mobility, Inc.
425 Corporate Circle, Golden, CO, 80401
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jon Lutz
 (303) 278-2002
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
The objective of the proposed program is to design an advanced permanent magnet motor with gearing and the associated electronics for use as a ship propulsion gas turbine starter. The system will be capable of 500 ft-lbs from 0-2800 RPM and 270 Hp from 2800-4600 RPM by utilizing a method of control developed and success- fully tested at Unique Mobility referred to as phase timing advancement. The drive system will include a single stage planetary gearbox to provide the desired output. The system will be designed with the ruggedness required in the application; Unique motors have been operated successfully in comparably harsh environments such as in the wheel (unsprung) of many electric vehicles. The proposed program will include a report detailing the system design, the effects of different potential power sources on the design, a system reliability analysis, package drawings, a bill of materials, costing information, etc.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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