Plug&Play Integrated Hybrid Power System for Humanoid Robot

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