Innovative Motor and Generator Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-C-0352
Agency Tracking Number: O2-0770
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-EP2
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
7501 Miller Drive, PO Box 439, Frederick, CO, -
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
The project includes the development of innovative motor and gearing technology to create improved electro-mechanical actuators (EMA) for NAVSEA and other applications. UQM will develop four different versions of the EMA motor to isolate the performance enhancements related to each of the innovative concepts proposed for development within this project. These concepts include the patent pending Locking Internal Permanent Magnet (LIPM) motor geometry, Local Reluctance Enhancement (LRE) of material properties in the bridge regions of the rotor, as well as the use of high saturation stator and rotor laminations, currently used nearly exclusively in the aerospace industry. The gearing will be developed by UQM's subcontractor, the University of Texas, using a compact and durable approach called Star Compound Gear Reduction technology. The combination of innovative motor and gearing technology will create compact 10,000 in-lb valve actuator prototypes in Phase II. Success in this application will lead to other military motor/gearbox applications, including larger actuators, electric drives, electric starters, and generators. The ubiquitous presence of electric motor/generators within the military makes this a high payoff program, if successful.

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