Compact Integrated Hub Traction Motor and Inverter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,963.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8501-05-M-0134
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-283-2499
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-283
Small Business Information
UQM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
7501 Miller Drive, PO Box 439, Frederick, CO, 80530
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
045406626
Principal Investigator
 Josh Ley
 Project Manager
 (303) 278-2002
 jley@uqm.com
Business Contact
 Don French
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (303) 278-2002
Email: dfrench@uqm.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
For the past 20 years, UQM Technologies has developed wheel motors, integrated motor/controllers, direct drive, and geared drivetrains for advanced vehicles. For example, the company is currently producing direct drive wheel motors for wheelchairs (over 45,000 manufactured to date). This experience, combined with a new three-dimensional motor topology, technology advancements in magnetic materials, and improved power electronics will be used to meet the requirements of Air Force ground support equipment. In Phase I of this effort, UQM Technologies will design an in-hub brushless permanent magnet motor and integrated controller that will eliminate a conventional drivetrain and transmission. Trade studies will include diameter versus length, two-dimensional versus three-dimensional flux paths, and direct drive versus geared solutions. Requirements will include equivalent performance to ICE-driven vehicles, equivalent or improved safety features, and cost effectiveness. The Phase I will result in a clear feasibility assessment of electric hub drives.

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