42-Volt Vehicle System Conversion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,506.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAE07-03-C-L04
Award Id:
63187
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-0777
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
888 West Big Beaver Road, Suite #420, Troy, MI, 48084
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Armando Duer
V.P. Engineering Operatio
(313) 755-3923
aduer@amsystech.com
Business Contact:
Brian Crankshaw
V.P. Gov. Business Operat
(248) 362-4100
bcrankshaw@amsystech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
American Systems Technology, Incorporated (ASTI) proposes to first identify major existing and emerging opportunities to improve US Army ground vehicle performance through the introduction of dual voltage (14/42 Volt) and/or full 42 Volt electricalsystems. ASTI will then search for commercially-available 42 Volt components, whether existing or in development, that may be applied to both military and commercial electrical systems. ASTI will also survey dual voltage power conversion and managementdevices. ASTI then proposes to devise, evaluate, and select for future development a reasonable number of these devices for either dual or single voltage applications. For the selected components, ASTI will propose a method of incorporating them incurrent or new electrical system architecture, with special consideration for migration from 14 volt to dual 14/42 Volt to a full 42 Volt systems. 1) Reduced vehicle weight (power-carrying wires up to 60% lighter, smaller motors, etc.)2) Increased mechanical power for electrical actuators.3) Reduced need for belt-driven peripheral equipment, reducing engine drag.4) Overall, increased fuel economy and reduced exaust emmissions.5) Reduced replacment part cost due to commercial availability of parts.

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