A New Generation of Mobile Battlefield Power Support Systems

Period of Performance: 09/21/1995 - 09/21/1997


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Interscience, Inc.
105 Jordan Road
Troy, NY 12180
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


Portable electric generators as auxiliary power units have broad range of applications both in defense programs for powering command, control, communication, computer and intelligence (C4I) systems, as well as in the civilian sectors, Present MIL-STD units are generally heavy and bulky, and not well suited for portable use. The development of a new generation of mobile battlefield power support system capable of nearly an order of magnitude improvement in power density over present day systems is proposed. Under the Phase I effort, a 3kW alternator design was developed for coupling to a 5HP diesel engine with a targeted total dry system weight of 30 lbs. The continued development of the system under Phase II from the present prototype to a production unit that is affordable, reliable and suitable for deployment for field use is proposed. The deliverables are three stand-alone, turn key units of diesel driven, 3 kW engine/generator sets suitable for field testing and evaluation.