3 kW High Performance Permanent Magnet Alternator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-A102
Agency Tracking Number: A112-096-0428
Amount: $149,964.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-096
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-11-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-06-21
Small Business Information
1111 S.E. Broadway Dr., Lee's Summit, MO, -
DUNS: 788879877
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Lebo
 Chief Operating Officer
 (816) 246-4200
 jlebo@qmpower.com
Business Contact
 Patrick Piper
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (857) 350-3100
Email: pjpiper@qmpower.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
The objective of this proposed SBIR Phase I effort is to design, analyze, and demonstrate a high performance 3kW alternator that has no rare earth content and simultaneously is smaller, lighter, quieter and more efficient than alternators based on induction machines currently in the Armys inventory. QM Powers Parallel Path Magnetic Technology (PPMT) is a breakthrough magnetic circuit design that can be applied to a wide variety of electromechanical devices, including alternators. Compared to conventional alternators, PPMT alternators have higher power density, can operate at higher ambient temperatures without active cooling, operate at high speeds, are highly reliable, can be motored, can be rapidly switched off, and operate more efficiently over a wider power range. Moreover, PPMT requires less magnetic material than conventional permanent magnet designs and can achieve higher performance with a wide range of magnetic materials including those with no rare earth content.

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