The SURGE-V program is in three parts. First, the program seeks to design a hybrid propulsion system that runs on renewable energy. Second, the program will concentrate on demonstrating the integrated power system and payload on a SURGE-V UAV. Third, the program will conduct flight demonstrations of the integrated system.
The total cost of the program will be about $2.2 million, Air Force officials say.
Companies interested should respond no later than 11 March 2011, to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Propulsion Directorate, AFRL/RZPS Thermal & Electrochemical Branch, 1950 Fifth St., Bldg 18, Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45440-7251.
For technical questions or concerns contact the Air Force's Mike Rottmayer by e-mail at [email protected], or by post at Air Force Research Laboratory, 1950 Fifth St., Bldg 18, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433.
For contracting questions contact the Air Force's Charlotte Chumack by e-mail at [email protected], or by post to Det 1 AFRL/PKPA, Charlotte Chumack, Contracting Officer, 2310 Eight St., Bldg 167, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7801.
More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLWRS/BAA-11-01-PKP/listing.html.