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NEWS RELEASE

07-03-01

Contacts:
Nick Mohr, Team PrISUm, (515) 294-0899
Skip Derra, News Service, (515) 294-4917


PRISUM ODYSSEY VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

Project cost: $605,000; $436,000 in-kind donations, $169,000 cash
  donations
Length: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Width: 6.6 ft (2 m)
Weight: Approximately 623 lbs (283 kg), including driver
Speed: Approximately 70 mph
Solar cells: 3,080 cells at 17.5% efficiency
Batteries: 200 lithium-ion cells weighing 66 lbs (30 kg)
Battery capacities: 90 V with a storage capacity of 48 Ahr (4.32 kWhr)
Motor: Brushless DC supplied, 17 hp in-hub, three-phase motor
Chassis: Made of 6061 aluminum tubing. Computer tested to withstand front,
  rear, side and rollover impacts.
Shell: 2-D airfoil design, made of carbon fiber and Nomex honeycomb paper
  core composite
Drag coefficient: 0.12
Suspension: Double A-Arm on all 4 wheels, coil over pneumatic shocks
Steering: Horizontal, slide actuated, rack and pinion
Telemetry: Radio modem telemetry, PIC microcontrollers



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