DIRECT TO PHASE II Exportable Power for Ultra Lightweight Tactical Vehicle (ULTV)
Navy SBIR 20.2 - Topic N202-D02
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) - Mr. Jeffrey Kent email@example.com
Opens: June 3, 2020 - Closes: July 2, 2020 (12:00 pm ET)
TITLE: DIRECT TO PHASE II Exportable Power for Ultra Lightweight Tactical Vehicle (ULTV)
RT&L FOCUS AREA(S): General Warfighting Requirements
TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Ground/Sea
ACQUISITION PROGRAM: USMC PEO
Land Systems, PM Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD), SMC PEO Land Systems, PM LTV
OBJECTIVE: Develop a compact,
lightweight, engine-driven power generation system for vehicle and export
electrical power with high specific power (kilowatts per kilogram) that fits
within the confines of the chassis of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)
to meet expected power and energy demands and allow for future mission growth.
available vehicles capable of being internally transported in rotary wing
aircraft have insufficient export power capabilities to meet power and energy
demands of current Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UASs) and allow for
future mission growth. The current Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System
(LMADIS) uses a 5 kilowatts (kW) diesel generator weighing 300 lbs. that
results in the vehicle weighing 15 lbs. over the maximum gross vehicle weight
(GVW) of the current ULTV. Future mission growth to add additional communications
equipment to LMADIS is expected to increase the power demands to 10 kW.
Currently available diesel generators that meet the higher power requirements
weigh close to 500 pounds (lbs). and would result in the vehicle weighing 100
to 150 lbs. over maximum GVW. Compact and lightweight power generation systems
are needed to power C-UAS and C2 systems and keep the vehicle safely within its
allowable GVW. The system requirements are:
• Integrated system using the existing vehicle engine (current engine is approximately 85 horsepower)
• Export power output of 5 kW at idle Threshold (T); 10 kW at idle Objective (O) at 24 volts direct current (VDC)
• Reduced physical size of export power system (same approximate size as an alternator, 8 inches wide x 10 inches long x 8 inches high)
• Physical weight of export power system less than 225 lbs.
• Compatible with 24-VDC tactical electrical systems and 12-VDC vehicle electrical systems
• Electrical component and connections with an ingress protection rating of Ingress Protection( IP67) or higher in accordance with (IAW) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60529-2004
• Modular design that can be inspected, serviced, and repaired in the field
• Full power output across the range of engine speeds, 1,000-4,000 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
PHASE I: For this Direct to
Phase II (DP2) topic, the Government expects that the small business would have
accomplished the following in a Phase I-type effort. It must have developed a
concept for a workable prototype or design to address at a minimum the basic
requirements of the stated objective above.
Documentation showing an engine driven power generation system concept is feasible and that the system requirements discussed in the description are in the realm of possible. The small business should have produced a model to evaluate different approaches to optimize on vehicle generator technologies. The small business should show they have identified higher power density electrical generator/alternator designs to at least double power output in a similar form factor when compared to existing military alternators.
FEASIBILITY DOCUMENTATION: Proposers interested in participating in Direct to Phase II must include in their responses to this topic Phase I feasibility documentation that substantiates the scientific and technical merit and Phase I feasibility described in Phase I above has been met (i.e., the small business must have performed Phase I-type research and development related to the topic, but feasibility documentation MUST NOT be solely based on work performed under prior or ongoing federally funded SBIR/STTR work) and describe the potential commercialization applications. The documentation provided must validate that the proposer has completed development of technology as stated in Phase I above. Documentation should include all relevant information including, but not limited to: technical reports, test data, prototype designs/models, and performance goals/results. Work submitted within the feasibility documentation must have been substantially performed by the proposer and/or the principal investigator (PI). Read and follow all of the DON SBIR 20.2 Direct to Phase II Broad Area Announcement (BAA) Instructions. Phase I proposals will NOT be accepted for this BAA.
PHASE II: Based on the Phase
I equivalent effort and the Phase II plan, develop and use analytical modeling
to assist in design and integration. Build prototypes for both fitment and
functionality of power generation system. Support evaluation of prototypes to
determine if the performance goals defined in the Phase II development plan and
the requirements outlined in MIL-STD-1275E and MIL-STD-810H have been met.
Demonstrate system performance through modeling and dynamometer testing. Refine
the design based on the results of testing/modeling and support on vehicle
testing. Prepare a Phase III plan to transition the technology to the Marine
Corps and the commercial marketplace.
PHASE III DUAL USE
APPLICATIONS: Upon successful completion of Phase II, provide support to the
Marine Corps in transitioning the technology for Marine Corps use. Refine a
power generation system for evaluation and determine its effectiveness in an
operationally relevant environment. .Support the Marine Corps test and
evaluation program to qualify the system for the Marine Corps use.
Commercial applications include law enforcement vehicles, search and rescue vehicles, tractor trailers, and general automotive to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy.
1. “MIL-STD-810H -
Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests”. U.S. Army Test
and Evaluation Command, January 31, 2019. https://quicksearch.dla.mil/qsDocDetails.aspx?ident_number=35978
Characteristics of 28 Volt DC Input Power to Utilization Equipment in Military
Vehicles.” U.S. Army Tank automotive and Armaments Command, March 22, 2013. https://quicksearch.dla.mil/qsDocDetails.aspx?ident_number=36186
3. “Test Operations Procedure
(TOP) 2-2-601 Electrical Systems (Vehicles and Weapon Subsystems)”. U.S. Army
Developmental Test Command Test Operations Procedure, US Army Aberdeen Test
Center, June 20, 1977. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a045343.pdf
4. “ANSI/IEC 60529-2004
Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)”. https://www.nema.org/Standards/ComplimentaryDocuments/ANSI-IEC-60529.pdf
KEYWORDS: Tactical Vehicle;
Power Generation; Weight Reduction; Size Reduction; ULTV; UTV; LMADIS;
NOTM-UTV; Permanent Magnet Generator; Exportable Power; Power