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Advanced Flywheel

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
D122-008-0100
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB122-008
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC
2212 Harton Blvd Tullahoma, TN 37388-5583
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Advanced Flywheel
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0050
Award Amount: $99,919.00
 

Abstract:

The Advanced FlywheelTM (AF) technology utilizes an innovative configuration in conjunction with modern materials to deliver a flywheel energy storage system with an energy density in excess of 500 W-hr/kg and over 420 W-hr/liter. Using this technology, GTL proposes to develop an FOB scale (150 KWh) system that is capable of delivering 1 Megawatt of power. Based on the anticipated energy density, this 150 KWh system would be approximately 3.0 ft diameter and 2.0 ft tall, weighing 300Kg; which is dramatically smaller than any competing technology. Additionally, AF offers more than 2M cycles and a 20 year operating life with few maintenance requirements and the ability to withstand a broad range of operating temperatures. In the proposed effort, GTL will balance, spin and test an existing rotor developed on a previous DARPA project and demonstrate proof of concept. Should DARPA exercise the optional task, GTL would fabricate and test a magnetic bearing to verify its performance. The results of this effort will be used to determine the maximum performance that can be achieved with this transformational technology.

Principal Investigator:

Tim Lewis
Vice-president
(858) 259-9509
tim.lewis@gtlcompany.com

Business Contact:

Paul Gloyer
President
(931) 455-7333
paul.gloyer@gtlcompany.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC
2212 Harton Blvd Tullahoma, TN -

EIN/Tax ID: 010831191
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No