Dual Mode Electrical Accumulator Unit (DMEAU) II

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,730,000.00
Award Year:
2015
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-15-C-2514
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-173-1042
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-173
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432-1894
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
000000000
Principal Investigator:
Hiroyuki Kosai
Principal Investigator
(937) 426-6900
hkosai@ues.com
Business Contact:
Seana McNeal
Ms
(937) 255-6509
seana.mcneal@us.af.mil
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: Electrical motors are rapidly replacing hydraulic motors in flight actuators for aircraft applications. In hydraulic systems, accumulators are used to store regenerative energy from the actuators as well as to supply peak energy demands of these actuators in response to flight control system demands. No electrical analog (Electrical Accumulator Unit) exists in production, although some prototype hardware has been demonstrated to store/supply transient electric energy (~100 Kwatt spikes). Advanced EAU designs merge the emergency power function (battery energy storage) with the transient electrical energy function. Working with the battery, the resultant Dual Mode EAU (DMEAU) would have the following functions: emergency power, transient energy supply/storage, battery charging, engine starting and 270 VDC power generation. The DMEAU would meet the requirements of the current BCCU space . For this proposal, an advanced EAU breadboard converter will be fabricated and tested to expected aircraft actuator transient loads with an emulated energy storage battery BENEFIT: Fabrication of an advanced packaged EAU converter will increase the technology readiness level of the DMEAU. The combined outcomes of weight savings and increased vehicle capability will spur the application of Dual Mode Electrical Accumulator Units to several thousand high performance aircraft.

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