Internal Combustion (IC) Engine/Electric Hybrid Power/Propulsion System for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-12-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4984
Amount: $749,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-209
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems
11160 SW Durham Lane, McMinnville, OR, -
DUNS: 808166008
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Pellegrino
 ME New Product Developmen
 (503) 434-6845
Business Contact
 Joe Gibbs
Title: VP Business Development
Phone: (503) 539-9370
Research Institution
The proposed effort to develop a modular Hybrid UAV Propulsion system whereby the best ICE or Turbine generator can be integrated as it is developed. Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems will work with AMRDEC and utilize the data collected on several EM and ESC that AMRDEC has tested over the last year. Over the next 24 months, NW UAV will utilize Wind Tunnel (WT) data on an EM/VPP combination, to potentially conduct round 2 of AMRDEC demo by flying a twin-prop EM Shadow. This would favor 3 VPP deliverables (1 for ground and WT testing, and 2 for flight demo) integrated with Electric Motor. The focus of the proposed effort is on the electro-mechanical segment of the propulsion module (EM, ESC, batt, VPP, VPP control), while making assumptions and emulating the generator.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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