High Density, High Efficiency Electrical Power Generation System for UAS Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0434
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-009-0073
Amount: $79,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T009
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, -
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Vitale
 Principal Engineer
 (781) 890-1338
 nvitale@infoscitex.com
Business Contact
 Andrea Hicks
Title: Contracts Supervisor
Phone: (937) 429-9008
Email: ahicks@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
 Rensaellaer Polytechnic Institute
 Jennifer Rosch
 West Hall
110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY, 12180-3590
 (518) 276-6282
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Electric motors and generators have a long history of development, from the first halting steps to the intensive development in the 20th and 21st century. Consequently, motors and generators have become mature technologies that only see incremental improvements in performance. To achieve more than just incremental improvements in such parameters as power density and efficiency, a radical departure from the present technology base is needed. In response to this current need, Infoscitex (IST) in collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), propose to develop a novel generator technology based on permanent magnet double Halbach arrays. It is anticipated that this approach will have significantly higher power density and efficiency compared to baseline systems. In the Phase I, IST and RPI will conduct a tradeoff study and perform preliminary testing on prototype components.

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