Research & Development
Diesel fuel. Clean, efficient power. Challenging mobile environments. If these are the elements of your project, put the research and development team at Dewey Electronics Corporation to work.
Research and Development Experts in Compact Diesel Power Generation
Experts in overcoming electromechanical and power integration challenges
Our team’s expertise has helped the U.S. armed forces and government agencies meet extreme requirements for fuel consumption, space claim, and altitude. Our mechanical and electrical engineers have years of experience in our manufacturing facility as well as getting complete electromechanical systems successfully fielded. And, our prototype team has years of experience building production systems and prototyping military hardware.
We can be critical team members on technology development involving power generation, troubleshoot an existing system, or resolve a design problem while still achieving the minimum possible sized system.
Examples of Dewey Electronics’ Research and Development Work
Fuel Cell and Reformer Systems for the M1 Abrams Tank
11kW DC to DC Power Conversion for Fuel Cells
Novel Voltage Regulation to Field Wound Alternators
Internally funded: We developed a novel system for voltage and current regulation in field wound alternators.This was incorporated into our successfully fielded hybrid DC generators, providing optimized battery charging and management functionality with best-in-class system reliability and efficiency conversion.
Leading-Edge Diesel Engine-Based Battery Charging
Internally funded: Our R&D team proofed out and developed highly fuel-efficient, rapid battery charging of lead acid, AGM, and lithium-type batteries using man-portable diesel engines. By integrating engine, alternator, current, and voltage control, we demonstrated excellent round-trip efficiencies with battery changing while reaching theoretical limits for minimum engine operating time and fuel consumption. Our deep understanding of battery charging, combined with significant knowledge of generator design enabled us to deliver unmatched system efficiencies when designing DC generators and integrating energy storage battery systems.
Proof-of-Concept System for Tactical Idle Reduction of M915 Long Haul Tractor Trailer
Customer funded: Dewey designed, tested, and delivered two proof-of-concept systems to the U.S. Army capable of generating 5kW of 120V AC, 3kW of 28V DC, and 1 ton of cooling and heating from -40 degrees to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. We designed the system and prototyped a diesel generator capable of both AC and DC power, and partnered with AMETEK to design and deliver a rugged-environment, single-part ECU for mounting on the back of the 915 cab.