Logos Technologies Receives DARPA Award to Develop Silent-Capable Hybrid-Electric Military Motorcycle



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Logos Technologies Receives DARPA Award to Develop Silent-Capable

Hybrid-Electric Military Motorcycle

FAIRFAX, Va., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Logos Technologies has

received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from DARPA

(the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a

military-use hybrid-electric motorcycle with near-silent capability.

When fully matured, the technology will allow small, distributed

military teams to move long distances quickly and stealthily across

harsh enemy terrain.

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Developed in partnership with San Francisco-based all-electric

motorcycle producer BRD, the platform will combine Logos Technologies'

quieted, multifuel hybrid-electric power system with a cutting-edge,

off-road electric motorcycle platform developed by BRD. This

initiative will be the first time that a two-wheel-drive, multifuel

hybrid capability has been integrated into a full-size off-road

motorcycle.

"Quieted, all-wheel-drive capability at extended range in a

lightweight, rugged, single-track vehicle could support the successful

operations of U.S. expeditionary and special forces in extreme terrain

conditions and contested environments," said Wade Pulliam, manager of

advanced concepts at Logos Technologies. "With a growing need to

operate small units far from logistical support, the military may

increasingly rely on adaptable, efficient technologies like this

hybrid-electric motorcycle."

Beyond the efficiency and mobility improvements the design aims to

bring, the hybrid-electric approach also allows for extended periods

of near-silent, electric-only-propulsion as well as the generation of

supplemental electric power for use by personnel in the field.

"Our advanced yet affordable offering will provide operators the

near-silent capability and ease of operation, of an all-electric

vehicle along with the adaptable power generation and extended range

of a multifuel internal combustion engine," continues Pulliam. "By

utilizing our team's experience developing similar hybrid-powered

projects and first-in-class electric motorcycles, the Logos

Technologies-BRD partnership seeks to deliver a highly capable

low-risk and proven product."

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About Logos Technologies

Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies, LLC is a diversified science,

engineering and technology company specializing in the fields of

advanced sensors, wide area motion imagery, cyber operations, advanced

analytics and processing of large, multisource datasets. Logos serves

government customers including the Department of Defense, Department

of Energy and Department of Homeland Security, as well as a range of

customers in commercial and international markets. Learn more at

www.logos-technologies.com

About BRD

BRD is a high-performance electric vehicle manufacturer headquartered

in San Francisco, CA. Composed of motorcycle and electric vehicle

industry veterans, product designers and racers, the BRD team is

creating the next evolution in motorcycles. BRD's innovative electric

drive technology provides unprecedented performance and control,

connecting riders to their machines intuitively, and taking their

abilities to the next level.

Logos Contact:

Susan Kerin Communications Director Email 703-237-6550

Read more news from Logos Technologies.

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