TechConnect Innovation Program

Propulsion system based on two electric motors and control method

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A modular propulsion system that combines the input of two electric motors with the objective of provide operation on a higher efficiency zone in the efficiency map of the motors. The propulsion system is based on planetary gear trains and can provide 4 operation modes and fault tolerant operation.

Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: High degree of customization in the vehicle configuration, so that it complies with the specific function that requires the end user. Ability to change the configuration of the vehicle and thus have greater versatility in use, including technology upgrades. Patent pending - MX/a/2012/013348

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 640

Website: www.itesm.mx

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Tecnologico de Monterrey funding for conducting research and technology patenting through the research chair and technology transfer programs.

Primary Sources of Funding: Personal Savings, Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners