Plug&Play Integrated Hybrid Power System for Humanoid Robot

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$415,514.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W56HZV-12-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4762
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-125
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
030817290
Principal Investigator:
Kurt Annen
Principal Engineer
(978) 663-9500
kannen@aerodyne.com
Business Contact:
Charles Kolb
President
(978) 663-9500
kolb@aerodyne.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
A robotic platform, such as the BEAR humanoid robot, offers exceptional capabilities but its mission duration is severely constrained by its batteries energy capacity. For maximum operational flexibility, the power source must be contained within the BEAR outer form and not attached externally to the BEAR which presents a challenging requirement for its power source. In the Phase I program, Aerodyne Research, Inc (ARI) and its teaming partner, Busek Co., have demonstrated the feasibility of developing a JP-8 fueled hybrid power source based on ARIs miniature engine-generator technology that meets the requirements of the BEAR robot application. In the Phase II program, a fully packaged 3 kW hybrid power source for the BEAR robot application will be developed, tested, and delivered to the government.

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