HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Electronics & Test

Army Deploys Fuel-Efficient Generators to Afghanistan

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Threaded|Newest First|Oldest First
TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Who owns the intellectual rights to the generators?
TJ McDermott   7/13/2012 10:43:33 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

 

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Who owns the intellectual rights to the generators?
Rob Spiegel   7/13/2012 3:06:38 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Scott Orlosky
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Who owns the intellectual rights to the generators?
Scott Orlosky   7/22/2012 7:55:06 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Who owns the intellectual rights to the generators?
Rob Spiegel   7/23/2012 4:39:56 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Scott, as well as being efficient, this generator is also smaller. That can make a big difference out in the field.

Icarus1900
User Rank
Iron
Re: Who owns the intellectual rights to the generators?
Icarus1900   7/16/2012 9:20:37 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

notarboca
User Rank
Gold
Can they make them quiet?
notarboca   7/13/2012 3:10:37 PM
NO RATINGS
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!

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Here's a variety of views into the complex production processes at Santa's factory. Happy Holidays!
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
Thanks to 3D printing, some custom-made prosthetic limbs, and a Lego set, one lucky dog and a tortoise has learned new tricks.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
With Radio Shack on the ropes, let's take a memory trip through the highlights of Radio Shack products.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service