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Army Deploys Fuel-Efficient Generators to Afghanistan

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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Who owns the intellectual rights to the generators?
Rob Spiegel   7/23/2012 4:39:56 PM
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Yes, Scott, as well as being efficient, this generator is also smaller. That can make a big difference out in the field.

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Re: Who owns the intellectual rights to the generators?
Scott Orlosky   7/22/2012 7:55:06 PM
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Thanks for your comment, Rob.  I applaud any efforts by our military to find ways to be more fuel efficient and/or reduce dependance on oil.  From a strategic view it just makes sense and we all ultimately benefit from the developments.

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Re: Who owns the intellectual rights to the generators?
Icarus1900   7/16/2012 9:20:37 AM
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I know from past experience that the rights belong to the individual developer but that the Government gets royalty free use of the technology if the project was Government funded. Consequently, even if another entity does the production for the Government, no royalties can legally be paid. It is still a pretty good deal for the developing entity because they get paid for the development and then still reap the rewards for sales to anyone other than the Government.

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Can they make them quiet?
notarboca   7/13/2012 3:10:37 PM
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I am curious as to how to make these generators quieter, not to hide from the enemy but to improve sleeping conditions at a base.  Is anyone familiar with that sort of technology?  The first thing that comes to mind is an exhaust baffle system, but these can rob an engine driven generator of power.  I'd like to know how Navy SEALs make their outboard motors silent.

Fuel efficiency is awesome, by the way.  As someone who has run a generator for home through 5 Florida hurricanes, I can appreciate it!

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   7/13/2012 3:06:38 PM
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It's good to see the military putting an emphasis on developing power sources that are lightweight and efficient for those in the field. This development dovetails with the work to bring lighter, more efficient power sources to individual troops.

TJ McDermott
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Who owns the intellectual rights to the generators?
TJ McDermott   7/13/2012 10:43:33 AM
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The army now has one generator that is very light weight, and another that is very fuel efficient.

One can envision the army asking one company to give their intellectual rights to the other so as to have a single lightweight, fuel-efficient generator design.

 

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