High Efficiency Renewable Energy System (HERES)

Period of Performance: 08/01/2013 - 01/31/2015


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Iris Technology Corporation
P.O. Box 5838
Irvine, CA 92616
Principal Investigator


Iris Technology proposes the development of a complete hybrid power system to meet the Mobile Electric Hybrid Power Sources (MEHPS) needs of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in the Medium power regime as described in the recent Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) study. Under the proposed program, we propose to design, fabricate, and prove in test a single-trailer version of objective MEHPS-Medium solution capable of delivering 5kW of continuous, sustained power. The resulting High Efficiency Renewable Energy System (HERES) will implement the most advanced, highest specific power and energy (i.e., lowest mass) components to achieve the aggressive technical objectives posed by the AoA. The generator, solar, battery, and fundamental bus architecture design choices will all be scrutinized with the maximization of sustained power capacity on the single trailer as the primary objective. The recurring cost of HERES will be an important secondary objective.