Multiple projects at NASA could benefit from a scalable hybrid propulsion system. Bill Fredricks Greased Lightning project has expressed interest in integrating our 1kW genset as soon as it becomes available into his subscale Greased Lightning project. A phase III continuation of this work could be directly applied to multiple larger scale NASA projects. Mark Moore's Leaptech fixed wing vehicle demonstrator could use a scaled-up version of our hybrid propulsion system in his vehicle as a range extender. The Heist program with Sean Clarke could also use a higher powered version of our hybrid power source on their test stand to help them perform their power sharing and distribution studies.
There is a lot of interest in subscale hybrid propulsion systems to extend range on already built electric vehicles. Aerial camera operators who need extended duration for filming could have an immediate need for this technology once it is available along with any sUAV or drone that needs extended flight time. Scaling the hybrid propulsion system to larger sizes will enable new vehicle architectures allowing higher safety, reliability, and fuel efficiency. Many companies, including Boeing have expressed interest for both the subscale and larger scale systems.