Cyclone Power Successfully Completes First Stage of Robotic Technology Project.POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets:CYPW) announced today that it has completed the first stage of its project with Robotic Technology Inc. (RTI RTI - Return from interrupt ), of Potomac, MD, to develop a beta biomass engine system used to power RTI's Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR EATR Environment Assessment Technical Report of DEIA
EATR En-Route Air Traffic Regulation [TM]). This is a Phase II SBIR SBIR Small Business Innovation Research (program/grant)
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In this first stage Cyclone successfully coupled its proprietary steam generator with a compact biomass furnace to be used with the prototype EATR, and produced sufficient steam to power Cyclone's six-cylinder, 16HP Waste Heat Engine (WHE WHE Weight Handling Equipment
WHE Waste Heat Engine
WHE Weapons Handling Equipment
WHE Wahiawa EASTPAC (SATCOM terminal near Wahiawa, HI)
WHE Websphere Hosting Environment (IBM)
WHE White Husky Enterprises Ltd. ). With the completion of this stage, RTI has paid Cyclone a total of $50,000 in development fees. Cyclone will now proceed to attaching the WHE to this heat source and commence system performance testing with the goal of delivering a complete beta system to RTI in the next 90 days.
RTI's EATR is an autonomous robotic platform able to perform long-range, long-endurance military missions without the need for manual or conventional re-fueling. The patent pending robotic system robotic system An integrated system of devices that automate production and manufacturing of goods and services Surgery An AI-based surgical assistant system, which processes sensory input from haptic interfaces and/or allows surgeons to act with more accuracy than can find, ingest and extract energy from biomass in the environment, as well as use conventional and alternative fuels (such as gasoline, diesel, propane and solar) when suitable.
"We are excited and encouraged by Cyclone's progress," stated Dr. Robert Finkelstein, President of RTI. "Cyclone's technology is ideal for our robotic vehicle to perform a wide range of either military or civilian tasks. The potential commercial applications are enormous for biomass-powered equipment and vehicles."
Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine - an eco-friendly external combustion engine An external combustion engine (EC engine) is a heat engine where an internal working fluid is heated, often from an external source, through the engine wall or a heat exchanger. with the power and versatility to run everything from portable electric generators and garden equipment to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is a modern day steam engine, ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel - including bio-diesels, syngas
Syngas (from synthesis gas) is the name given to a gas mixture that contains varying amounts of carbon monoxide and hydrogen generated by the gasification of a carbon containing fuel to a gaseous product with or solar - while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants into the air. Currently in its late stages of development, the Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, and was presented with the Society of Automotive Engineers' AEI AEI American Enterprise Institute
AEI Archive of European Integration
AEI Australian Education International
AEI Automotive Engineering International
AEI Australian Education Index
AEI Albert Einstein Institute Tech Award in 2006 and 2008. Additionally, Cyclone was recently named Environmental Business of the Year by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department. For more information, visit www.cyclonepower.com.
Robotic Technology Incorporated (RTI), a Maryland, U.S.A. corporation chartered in 1985, provides systems and services in the fields of intelligent systems, robotic vehicles (including unmanned ground, air, and sea vehicles), robotics and automation, weapons systems, intelligent control systems, intelligent transportation systems, intelligent manufacturing, and other advanced technology for government, industry, and not-for-profit clients. Please visit www.robotictechnologyinc.com for more information.
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