Reconfigurable Hybrid Power Supply for Advanced Military Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0497
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-108-1410
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-108
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
2595 Hwy I, Saukville, WI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
019480511
Principal Investigator:
Rodney LaFollette
CTO
(262) 707-5855
rmlafollette@aol.com
Business Contact:
Michael Eskra
President
(262) 707-5855
MikeEskra@aol.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The emergence of new generations of munitions and others military systems has created demand for adaptable high energy density power sources. Both batteries and energy harvesters have been used separately, but with limited success. The purpose of this program is to respond to this unmet need by developing a reconfigurable, adaptable controller for a hybrid power supply. During Phase I, a long-life, 24 V lithium-ion battery will be made and used. Several different energy harvesters will also be employed, both separately and simultaneously. Previous work has demonstrated the feasibility of making miniature hybrid power supplies to operate wireless sensors and various military/aerospace systems. In this proposed program, we will build on our experience to create high power hybrid power supplies (>24 W) During Phase I breadboarded power supplies will be built and demonstrated. During Phase II a single universal controller will be built to include all system functions. The reconfigurable power source can be used to power many different systems, employing a"plug and play"architecture. The availability of this power supply will greatly extend capabilities of emerging military applications.

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