Affordable Hybrid Drive System for Small to Medium Sized Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-04-C-3048
Agency Tracking Number: N022-0444
Amount: $599,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: N02-115
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
UQM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
7501 Miller Drive PO Box 439, Frederick, CO, 80530
DUNS: 045406626
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alan Gilbert
 Manager, Vehicle Systems
 (303) 278-2002
 agilbert@uqm.com
Business Contact
 Donald French
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (303) 278-2002
Email: dfrench@uqm.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
There has been a recent increase in efforts to develop small/medium robots for military use. These robots, or UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles), are sophisticated pieces of equipment that are beginning to represent many of the technological advancements found in future/prototype vehicles. One such technology that offers many benefits is the HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) drive system. These drive systems have proven to be effective for lowering fuel consumption, emissions, acoustic signatures, and improving mobility for other applications. UQM Technologies, Inc. is proposing to continue efforts on an HE drive system for the UGV applications that offers the mentioned benefits, emphasizing affordability when compared to a conventional drive system. The Phase II work will conclude with the delivery of a drive system (motor, dual controller, and 120VAC auxiliary supply) capable of meeting the requirements of a typical UGV application. Additional options can be exercised that will also supply a highly efficient and integrated generator/controller, vehicle integration, and continued vehicle specific support to adjust system performance based on unique conditions.

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