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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$749,998.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911W6-12-C-0028
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4984
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-209
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
11160 SW Durham Lane, McMinnville, OR, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808166008
Principal Investigator:
ChrisPellegrino
ME New Product Developmen
(503) 434-6845
chris.pellegrino@nwuav.com
Business Contact:
JoeGibbs
VP Business Development
(503) 539-9370
joe.gibbs@nwuav.com
Research Institute:
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Abstract
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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