Development of Next-Generation Composite Flywheel Design for Shock and Vibration Tolerant, High Density Rotating Energy Storage

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-P-1203
Agency Tracking Number:
N13A-022-0346
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N13A-T022
Solicitation Number:
2013.A
Small Business Information
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael McAleenan
President
(207) 371-2568
mmcaleenan@kazaktechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Michael McAleenan
President
(207) 371-2568
mmcaleenan@kazaktechnologies.com
Research Institution:
University of Maine, Orono
Vince Caccese
5711 Boardman Hall, Rm 212
University of Maine
Orono, ME, 04469-
(207) 581-2131
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
KaZaK Technologies and our program subcontractors and technical associates our proposing several concepts to significantly increase rim rotational velocity and increase storage energy density/ unit as identified by the Navy as a pre-requisite for shipboard integration of flywheel energy stowage systems. These systems have the potential to reduce drain on ship electrical systems and to provide access to an almost instantaneous supply of electrical energy. Incorporating such storage systems into next generation integrated power systems has potential to meet peak high power electrical demands and support shipboard integration of next generation high electric power technologies without compromising ship electrical systems, thermal signature and RCS. During Phase I, our team will develop rim designs and predict performance via finite element analysis, test coupon fabrication and testing emphasizing material and geometric optimization for low cost, high quality manufacturing automation. If awarded a Phase II, our team will work to apply Phase I materials, configurations and automated manufacturing technology to the fabrication of hardware for prototypes sea trials.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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