Compact Integrated Hub Traction Motor and Inverter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8501-05-M-0134
Agency Tracking Number: F051-283-2499
Amount: $99,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-283
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
7501 Miller Drive, PO Box 439, Frederick, CO, 80530
DUNS: 045406626
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Josh Ley
 Project Manager
 (303) 278-2002
Business Contact
 Don French
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (303) 278-2002
Research Institution
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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