Advanced Flywheel Energy Storage for Pulsed Power Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0271
Agency Tracking Number: N045-013-0421
Amount: $69,743.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-T013
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Post Office Box 449, Medina, WA, 98039
DUNS: 011032823
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Bender
 Chief Technology Officer
 (925) 455-7990
Business Contact
 Gerald Starr
Title: Director of Marketing
Phone: (925) 455-7231
Research Institution
 Lawrence Livermore National Lab
 James R Smith
 P.O. Box 808, L-644
Livermore, CA, 94551
 (925) 422-7802
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
AFS Trinity Power proposes to develop the design concept for an advanced shipboard flywheel power system. The design will minimize the size and weight of a complete flywheel system including all ancillary components. The end products will be a design concept review and final report describing follow-on Phase II work. AFS Trinity will team with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on this STTR. The Lab is well known for its expertise in flywheel power systems and other advanced energy technologies for both commercial and military applications Critical issues we will address in Phase I are: specific power, specific energy, compact power electronics design, optimum use of shipboard interfaces such as cooling and electric power, optimized packaging of the complete system including ancillary equipment and a shock and vibration mounting design. AFS Trinity has over ten years experience developing advanced flywheel systems using high-speed composite rotors, magnetic bearings and proprietary motor control software. The Company plans to reach commercial success by manufacturing and selling flywheel power systems for several markets. Our business plan shows initial commercial flywheel systems for power quality applications followed by distributed generation, hybrid vehicles, industrial and military applications.

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