Advanced Flywheel

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,919.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-13-C-0050
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
D122-008-0100
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB122-008
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
TN, Tullahoma, TN, 37388-5583
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
144158677
Principal Investigator:
Tim Lewis
Vice-president
(858) 259-9509
tim.lewis@gtlcompany.com
Business Contact:
Paul Gloyer
President
(931) 455-7333
paul.gloyer@gtlcompany.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The Advanced FlywheelTM (AF) technology utilizes an innovative configuration in conjunction with modern materials to deliver a flywheel energy storage system with an energy density in excess of 500 W-hr/kg and over 420 W-hr/liter. Using this technology, GTL proposes to develop an FOB scale (150 KWh) system that is capable of delivering 1 Megawatt of power. Based on the anticipated energy density, this 150 KWh system would be approximately 3.0 ft diameter and 2.0 ft tall, weighing 300Kg; which is dramatically smaller than any competing technology. Additionally, AF offers more than 2M cycles and a 20 year operating life with few maintenance requirements and the ability to withstand a broad range of operating temperatures. In the proposed effort, GTL will balance, spin and test an existing rotor developed on a previous DARPA project and demonstrate proof of concept. Should DARPA exercise the optional task, GTL would fabricate and test a magnetic bearing to verify its performance. The results of this effort will be used to determine the maximum performance that can be achieved with this transformational technology.

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