Lightweight Power Generation for RHIB Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,968.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-05-M-0034
Award Id:
70276
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-216-0628
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7501 Miller Drive, PO Box 439, Frederick, CO, 80530
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
045406626
Principal Investigator:
Alan Gilbert
Manager, Vehicle Systems
(303) 278-2002
agilbert@uqm.com
Business Contact:
Don French
Treasurer and CFO
(303) 278-2002
dfrench@uqm.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Military USV platforms require an increasing amount of electric power to support electronic systems developed for command and control and other loads. Combined with the fact that existing generator sets that provide the 40 kW of required power are too large and heavy for these boats, alternative solutions need to be found. UQM has developed small, lightweight generator solutions for hybrid electric vehicles used within ground vehicles, and can take this technology into RHIB platforms. Several small diesel engines exist as good candidates to become the prime mover of a UQM permanent magnet generator. The conditioned DC power is then fed to one or more AC power inverters for the creation of 60 and 400 Hz power. The feasibility of combining existing and/or modified components will become the focus of the Phase I effort, with the fundamental approach to minimize component development. UQM believes that the building blocks to create a lightweight (less than 400 lbs) generator system exist, and that good systems engineering will become the challenge. Issues of focus include component maturity, component interactions/compatibility, marine environment suitability, and systems-level tradeoffs.

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