High Density or Multi-Functional Compact Power Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-10-M-0224
Agency Tracking Number: F093-098-1337
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-098
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
CUBE Technology
2987 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler, AZ, 85224
DUNS: 169165078
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Marshall
 Chief Technology Officer
 (480) 497-8400
 dsmarshall@cubeinc.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Marshall
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (480) 497-8400
Email: dsmarshall@cubeinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This program is expected to result in a compact, high energy density, silent propulsion system for small unmanned autonomous systems (SUAS). The innovative approach chosen for this project will substantially increase both range and time aloft of miniature unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), while using far less electricity. This will leave more available electricity for sensors and communications resulting in more eyes on more targets for longer times. BENEFIT: This propulsion system is a significant advancement in the area of small to micro-UAVs. It substantially reduces the weight of UAV propulsion system while remaining quiet and enabling much longer missions and higher battery payload for increased UAV effectiveness. The system will be lightweight, inexpensive, and efficient, enabling it to replace conventional electric propeller systems on numerous platforms. It can address the needs of many market segments beyond the military, including Homeland Security, agriculture, and geologic mapping.

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