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

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