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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0433
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-009-0441
Amount: $149,308.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T009
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-08-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
373 South Street, Eatontown, NJ, -
DUNS: 095344755
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vince Caroppo
 EM Principle Engineer
 (732) 544-1075
Business Contact
 Eli Liebermann
Title: President
Phone: (732) 544-1075
Research Institution
 University of Virginia
 Zongli Lin
 School of Engineering and Appl
Thorton Hall
Charlottesville, VA, 22903-1414
 (434) 924-6209
 Nonprofit college or university
UAVs are carrying out missions which were once reserved to manned aircraft only. These missions require that the UAV carries more and more sophisticated equipment which consumes large amount of electric power. The power requirement vary, and sometime consist of both AC power with a fixed frequency, and high voltage DC power. As power requirement grow the need for an electrical power system which is efficient, light weight, with high power density becomes critical. In response to this STTR topic, IPS is proposing an electric power generation system which consists of the following equipment: 160 kVA, 6 Phase, Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) 160kVA Converter with 270 VDC output 30 kVA, 6 Phase, 115 VAC, Variable Frequency Generator 30 kVA Variable Speed Constant Frequency The proposed PMG based system will be significantly lighter and more efficient due to the elimination of all electrical rotor losses. IPS is proposing to partner with the Electrical engineering Department of the University of Virginia. Professor Zongli Lin and his staff, have extensive experience in designing, simulating and analyzing electromagnetic designs, using both wound and PM rotor technologies, through their involvement with UVA"s ROMAC (Rotating Machines) lab, developing magnetic bearings.

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