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

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