Raytheon, headquartered in Waltham, MA, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 80 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, and other capabilities in the areas of sensing, effects, command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon has delivered to Cyclone an initial purchase order to supply prototype engines to power Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs) for the U.S. Navy and other military customers.
Combilift, founded in 1998, builds and sells industrial material handling equipment, including specialized lifts and multi-directional side-loaders. For over a decade, Combilift has grown to be the global leader in the industrial long-load handling market. Supported by a strong international network of distributors, their products are sold in over 50 markets worldwide. Combilift and Cyclone will work together to develop all-fuel, clean running engines to power mobile materials handling equipment and lifts.
The U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC) is a major R&D center for the Army Materiel Command’s Research, Development and Engineering Command and an enterprise partner in the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. TARDEC is the Nation’s laboratory for advanced military automotive technology and serves as the Ground Systems Integrator for all Department of Defense (DOD) manned and unmanned ground vehicle systems. With roots dating back to the World War II era, TARDEC is a full life-cycle, systems engineering support provider-of-first-choice for all DOD ground combat and combat support weapons, equipment and vehicle systems. TARDEC’s technical, scientific and engineering staff lead cutting-edge research and development in Ground Systems Survivability; Power and Mobility; Ground Vehicle Robotics; Force Projection; and Vehicle Electronics and Architecture.
Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is a Columbus-based interdisciplinary research center within The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. Among other expertise, OSU CAR focuses on advanced engine development; alternative fuels for reduced fuel consumption and emissions; electric and hybrid drivetrains; and advanced battery technology. CAR performs research and analysis for some of the largest automotive OEMs and government agencies in the world. Student teams housed at OSU CAR have also developed vehicles that have set land speed records for battery and fuel cell powered electric vehicles at the Bonneville Salt Flats, in three different categories. Each of these records has surpassed 300 mph.
Precision CNC is an ISO 9001-2008 certified manufacturing facility with the capabilities to handle prototyping to full production for technology, medical, military and other customers requiring precision machine work. The company has invested heavily over the past few years in the most advanced multi-axis turn-mill and Swiss CNC machinery, process flow software, and personnel recruitment and training, resulting in capabilities and efficiencies that provide significant cost competitive advantages.
Team Steam USA (the U.S. Land Steam Record Team) will seek to become the fastest steam-powered vehicle on earth. Speed to beat is 148.308 mph set by Team Inspiration from Great Britain in August 2009.