Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with Aveox, has been awarded a program from the U.S. Navy to develop a Compact Magnet Alternator with Integrated Liquid-cooling (CMAIL).
The US Navy needs a compact vehicle-mounted generator that can provide up to 15 kW power in order to meet the power and energy demands of current Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UASs) and allow for future mission growth. The auxiliary gensets currently used by the Navy provide 5 kW power at a gross weight of 300 lbs each. Larger auxiliary generators in the 10-15 kW range weigh up to 500 lbs each. Rather than relying on an auxiliary diesel engine, the CMAIL draws up to 15 kW power from the vehicle’s engine. The integrated cooling system increases the compactness of the design and simplifies the installation process.
PSI’s is developing the CMAIL for use with the Polaris MRZR Alpha platform. Once the CMAIL has been successfully developed for integration with the MRZR Alpha, PSI will modify the design to integrate with a wider range of vehicles in order to reach the commercial market. The DoD market for the CMAIL includes both Light Tactical All-Terrain Vehicles (LTATVs) as well as Light Tactical Vehicles (LTVs). Commercial applications for the CMAIL include installations on trucks, camper vans and RVs.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Peter Warren
Executive Vice President, Materials Division
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003