Hybrid Electric Auxiliary Power System for Amphibious Combat Vehicle

Period of Performance: 06/18/2015 - 04/17/2016

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Array
Dayton, OH 45440
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Cornerstone Research Group Inc.'s (CRG) demonstrated expertise in advanced system design and optimization techniques coupled with lightweight, hybrid electric power systems development experience presents the USMC with the opportunity to obtain a quiet, power-dense hybrid electric auxiliary power unit for use for ACV missions. The proposing team's track record of innovation positions CRG for successful implementation of the hybrid electric auxiliary power unit meeting the unique operational needs of the USMC. During the Phase I effort, CRG envisions the use of advanced optimization and design tools to define the elements of the hybrid electric APU that have the best balance of power generation, reliability, size, weight, and acoustic performance to meet the USMC requirements. Bridging into Phase II, CRG will work with world renown acoustic characterization experts to demonstrate ACV APU functionality. CRG is confident that the combination of appropriately sized power generation elements with high energy density storage devices will overcome the unique challenges presented by the expeditionary and amphibious needs of the ACV platform and ultimately the USMC.