3 kW High Performance Permanent Magnet Alternator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-13-C-A404
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5230
Amount: $473,152.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-096
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
MO, Kansas City, MO, 64110-1727
DUNS: 788879877
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Lebo
 Chief Operating Officer
 (443) 672-2588
 jlebo@qmpower.com
Business Contact
 Bob Marino
Title: Senior Business Analyst
Phone: (603) 380-5367
Email: rmarino@qmpower.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
QM Power will design, build and test a high performance 3kW alternator using Parallel Path Magnetic Technology (PPMT) with no at risk rare earth magnet materials that is smaller, lighter and more efficient than the existing alternator that uses rare earth magnets. The Parallel Path Magnetic Technology combines magnets in parallel to drive high flux densities allowing high power density and high efficiency generators to be designed without rare earth magnets. QM Power will develop the high performance alternator and perform initial comprehensive testing with the application experience and guidance of DRS Fermont who designed and manufactures the existing high performance 3kW Tactical Quiet Generator unit. DRS Fermont will then perform the testing necessary to ensure the alternator is a high performance, robust replacement for the existing rare earth alternator. The program will build upon the phase I effort where QM Power designed a drop in replacement alternator without rare earth magnets and determined through analysis that the design can meet or exceed the targeted performance in a smaller and lighter package than the existing rare earth alternator.

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