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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.
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
"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
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
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.
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