NWUAV generator designs are based on the evaluation, modification, upgrade, and integration of commercially available engines and state-of-the-art alternator, power electronics, fuel processing techniques, thermal management and composite materials for packaging.
NWUAV uses its in-house design expertise combined with a sophisticated electrical development & testing lab to produce complete systems that include:
- UAV Power Generation & Generator Control Units for small to medium UAS
- Ground Robotics Power Generation for Range Extension utilizing JP8 heavy fuel engines
- Portable Power Generation for Soldier Portable Power Generation
- APUs for Vehicle Applications
Alliances with generator manufacturers like Apex Drive Labs, and other Axial Flux and Radial Flux Motor Design firms enable NWUAV to custom design and build for each application.
NWUAV Design Phase:
Generator system development is broken into two areas:
- Engine Unit
- Electrical Unit
The Engine Unit consists of the engine and all of the ancillary equipment associated with the engine (e.g., ignition, engine temperature sensor, engine cooling, fuel tank, fuel level sensor, oil-level sensor, etc.).
The Electrical Unit consists of the equipment that generates and regulates the electrical power (e.g., alternator, DC-DC converter, AC-DC inverter, overcurrent protection devices, etc.). In addition, it includes a microprocessor-based control module that monitors engine-related sensors, an electrical load sensor, and the external control panel with which the operator will control and monitor the generator operation.
Brushless Drive Motor Technology
Axially Oriented Rare Earth Magnets
- Superior heat dissipation
- Exterior surface location eliminates heat removal components
Forward thinking motor design
- Scalable “pancake” form factor
- Modular system for parts commonality across multiple configurations
- Stackable design for multi-phase requirement needs
Multiple Stator Coil Arrangements
- C-core high speed industrial
- U-core low speed transportation
- Hall Effect Sensor – general directional/torque control
- Sensor less – speed control applications
- Encoder feedback – accurate position control applications
- Two Phase to N-Phase Options – more phases to reduce torque ripple