New AC+DC Generator to Reduce Weight/Increase Power Availability on the H-1Y/Z Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,981.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0481
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-116-1084
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-116
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Innovative Power Solutions, LLC
373 South Street, Eatontown, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
095344755
Principal Investigator:
Scott Jacobs
Chief Electrical Systems
(732) 544-1075
sjacobs@ips-llc.com
Business Contact:
Eli Liebermann
President
(732) 544-1075
eliebermann@ips-llc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Currently used airborne power systems that require 28Vdc and 115Vac power utilize one of the following approaches: - Two generators, one with a DC output and the other with AC output - A single DC generator with AC a Static Inverter or an AC generator with a TRU Both techniques listed above have weight, size and efficiency impacts to the system. It is, therefore, beneficial to identify a solution that would utilize a single generator with dual output which would require minimum power conversion and conditioning. Such system would offer high efficiency at a low weight, as well as significant cost advantages. IPS is proposing an innovative generator design which will include a second AC winding on its stator in order to provide the AC output. IPS engineers have experimented with this type of generators, and found the idea viable. Dual output, which will yield in essence a 17 kVA generator, will have a small impact on the diameter when compared to an equivalent DC generator with only 400 A output and a small weight penalty, keeping the output a high efficiency. The GCU will have to include a small VSCF converter in order to provide the required AC output.

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