Internal Combustion (IC) Engine/Electric Hybrid Power/Propulsion System for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,979.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-11-M-2171
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-209-0013
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-209
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems
2717 NE Bunn Road, McMinnville, OR, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808166008
Principal Investigator:
Chris Pellegrino
ME New Product Development Manager
(503) 434-6845
Chris.Pellegrino@nwuav.com
Business Contact:
Joe Gibbs
VP Bus Developmemnt&PMP
(503) 539-9370
joe.gibbs@nwuav.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems Develops and Manufactures heavy fuel engines for UAVs and is proposing using a purpose built engine for a ScanEagle sized UAS combined with a novel Axial Flux Motor/Generator system and a electric clutch system currently availalbe as a COTS item. We have teamed with Oregon State University for control design & Insitu Inc. for acoustical & flight testing to develop a hybrid propulsion system that provides adequate mission performance with stealth capabilities. BENEFIT: Duration, decreased noise signature for ISR and Border Control Missions, hybrid vehicle design, small diesel generation units for plug-in electric vehicles, Aircraft Axilary Power Units.

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