Prime Power System Development for Active Denial Technology (ADT) and High-Power Radio-Frequency (RF) Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-14-C-6509
Agency Tracking Number: N132-086-0820
Amount: $79,958.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-086
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
738 Archie Whitesides Road, Suite 100, Gastonia, NC, 28052-8100
DUNS: 556703353
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Evan Cooper
 (704) 868-9797
Business Contact
 Evan Cooper
Title: Manager
Phone: (704) 868-9797
Research Institution
Higher Power Engineering proposes to develop a compact and lightweight prime power plant operating from JP-8 fuel. Capacity of 155kW continuos, which exceeds the Navy duty-cycle requirements. Unit exceeds all specifications of size, weight, and fuel efficiency. The proposed unit is projected at 24"Wx24"Hx46"L, weighs 470 pounds. Design utilizes a dual-bank rotary diesel engine operating on a high efficiency hybrid thermal cycle. Engine design has only 4 moving parts and provides a thermal efficiency of>55%. Engine is coupled to a high-speed permanent-magnet generator by a planetary gearbox. The generator doubles as starter. The high-frequency AC power produced is rectified & filtered to provide 345VDC+10%. Voltage regulation is accomplished by variable speed engine operation, providing a load-following design. The design is scalable and modular, making application to other size generators simple and easy. Phase I effort includes technical studies which model the proposed configuration. This work will validate the feasibility of the proposed technical approach. The proposed Phase I Option effort leads into the Phase II task by confirming the earlier engineering design, updating market research on advanced engine designs, and procurement of some basic components for use in the Phase II testing tasking. Monthly progress reports are proposed.

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