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Definitive Contract - FA865015C2631

OVERVIEW

Awardee
Original Description
IMPROVED TURBO/SUPERCHARGERS FOR UAV APPLICATIONS
Place of Performance
Hampton, NH 3842 USA
Pricing
Fixed Price
Set Aside
Small Business Set Aside - Total (SBA)
Extent Competed
Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources
Related Opportunity
None

SBIR DETAILS

Research Type
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase II
Title
Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAV Applications
Abstract
The benefits of greater power and efficiency are offered by using turbochargers and superchargers for small UAS propulsion systems which including rotary, piston, and other developing engines. Present day UASs suffer performance losses upon takeoff and at altitude. Therefore, the need for improved, light weight turbo and superchargers which eliminate the use of oil lubrication for the bearing system is needed. Furthermore, current UAS systems are experiencing durability issues with turbochargers due to oil coking. Light weight forced induction systems with improved bearing and lubrication circuits are sought for the 50 to 150 HP UAS class. The bearing systems in turbochargers and superchargers are normally oil-fed from the engine oiling system. The bearings in these systems run in an extremely harsh environment and are subjected to axial, radial and thermal loads that limit the life of the turbocharger system and can cause failures during important mission sorties. The elimination of the pressurized oil bearing system would greatly enhance reliability and durability and decreases losses of aircraft that are employing turbochargers and superchargers. There are a number of engines that could use turbocharger technology but some do not have pressurized oiling systems. Even systems that have pressurized oiling systems suffer from pumping losses due to the oiling system having to supply oil to the turbocharger and supercharger. Additionally, when operating at high angles of attack, the pressurized oil systems may not provide adequate lubrication for the bearing systems. Having a system that optimizes the ability to place the turbocharger or supercharger in airframe positions that are not possible with a pressurized oiling system is a must. Lastly, the forced induction system should be light weight and reliable. The weight should less than 5% of the overall engine system.
Topic Code
OSD13-PR5
Solicitation Number
2013.3
Contact
James Kesseli
(603) 601-0450
Kesseli@BraytonEnergy.com

STATUS
(Closed)

Period of Performance

9/22/15

Start Date

3/31/20

Current End Date

3/31/20

Potential End Date
100% Complete

Obligations

$999.9K

Total Obligated

$999.9K

Current Award

$999.9K

Potential Award
100% Funded

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

Definitive Contract

FA865015C2631

Subcontracts

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Definitive Contract

FA865015C2631

Subs

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ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBCONTRACT AWARDS

Opportunity Lifecycle

HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Negotiated Proposal/Quote
Number of Offers Received
1
Other Than Full and Open Competition
None
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
Commercial Item Procedures Not Used
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
No

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
Plan Not Required
National Interest Action
None
IT Commercial Item Category
Not Applicable
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
sysorig@sa9763.dcma
Last Modified By
sysorig@sa9763.dcma
Approved By
sysorig@sa9763.dcma
Awarding Office
S2206A DCMA BOSTON
Funding Office
FA8650 FA8650 USAF AFMC AFRL PZL RAK RXK

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
No
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
Not Applicable
Labor Standards
Not Applicable
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
Not Applicable
Last Modified: 6/30/21


PIID: FA8650-15-C-2631