Multi-Fueled Hybrid Motorcycle for Covert Mobility

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

$1.47MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Logos Technologies, Inc.
2701 Prosperity Ave Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22031
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Logos Technologies proposes to modify its multi-fuled, series hybrid-electric powertrain used in its acoustically-suppressed, powered parafoil, the DARPA ParaHawk, and integrate it into the existing off-road, electric motorcycle by BRD. By modifying and combining systems, Logos will significantly reduce risk and development time. Having demonstrated the hybrid powertrain in Phase I, Logos will quickly integrate the modified hybrid system into the BRD existing chassis for full motorcycle tests in Phase II. Logos Technologies believes that its proposed approach not only meets, but exceeds, the government?s requirements. Unlike parallel hybrid solutions, a series hybrid can easily be adapted to provide power to both wheels, a ?silent-mode?, and direct integration into other systems with complex layouts ? all known DARPA goals. With mass-market commercialization in mind, as well as constrained military budgets, Logos has focused its design on leveraging COTS components while exceeding the military requirements by integrating technologies BRD has developed specifically for electric motorcycles, including a very energy dense battery, high power dense motors, and a motorcycle data system as much as possible.