High Power Density, and Efficient on Board Auxiliary Power Generation System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-06-C-0103
Agency Tracking Number: A052-129-3857
Amount: $119,887.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-129
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
825 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA, 91016
DUNS: 058024456
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Zaher Daboussi
 Principal Engineer
 (626) 357-9983
 daboussi@aerovironment.com
Business Contact
 Jerry Cleveland
Title: Director, Contracts & Legal Affairs
Phone: (626) 357-9983
Email: cleveland@aerovironment.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Power generation at remote locations is increasingly important to provide support for logistic and combat operations. The traditional genset driven by a diesel engine, however, is bulky, not highly efficient, and requires non-trivial maintenance. In addition, the power quality that these traditional gensets supply is not sufficient for many field applications. Thus, a compact, yet high efficiency auxiliary power generation system integral to the tracked or wheeled military vehicle, at the 4 kW power level, is an essential new component to aid the warfighter. This advanced generator and power control unit makes use of direct cooled lamination paramagnet magnet motor technology and a proprietary interphase transformer technique using sub-phases controlled by a digital signal processor. The proposed Phase I effort will investigate the feasibility of developing such on-board auxiliary power generation system. The advanced on-board auxiliary power generation system (APGS) will have a higher efficiency, lower harmonic distortion, lower electromagnetic interference, in addition to the greatly lower volume and weight advantages. AeroVironment will overcome the many technical challenges leveraging experience from recent generator, inverter, and digital control development projects.

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