Innovative Motor and Generator Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-09-C-0352
Award Id:
82958
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-0770
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-EP2
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
7501 Miller Drive, PO Box 439, Frederick, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
045406626
Principal Investigator:
Josh Ley
Project Manager
(303) 278-2002
jley@uqm.com
Business Contact:
Don French
Chief Financial Officer
(303) 278-2002
dfrench@uqm.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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