Lightweight and Compact Transient Electric Power Response Enhancement Concept

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0323
Agency Tracking Number: N071-081-1445
Amount: $69,264.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-081
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
DUNS: 183365410
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Kelly
 (408) 328-8302
Business Contact
 Mehdi Namazian
Title: Vice President
Phone: (408) 328-8303
Research Institution
Airborne electric power needs are becoming substantial, versus airframe propulsion power. Also, these electric power needs are applied in very short timescales that are not compatible with conventional gas turbine engine response capabilities. For these cases, the engine output and electric power quality are both degraded. A compact and lightweight means of improving the engine response to these transients is needed. Altex has identified a compact and lightweight engine modification that can address engine transient loads that are applied in less than 0.1 seconds. The approach is general and can apply to both military and civilian gas turbine engines. Preliminary analysis shows that the concept has potential. Under the proposed effort, the concept will be incorporated into a time dependent engine model, to assess performance of the concept under Navy specified load transients. In addition, brief tests of a key concept component will be carried out to support feasibility. Lastly, the performance and cost benefits of the concept will be quantified, and the advantages of the concept over alternatives will be determined.

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