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Modeling & Simulation for Optimization of Heavy-Fuel Micro Rotary Engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86199
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-UM6-1040
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Baker Engineering Inc.
17165 Power Dr. Nunica, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Modeling & Simulation for Optimization of Heavy-Fuel Micro Rotary Engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-10-C-2050
Award Amount: $749,681.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase II SBIR will develop and test a direct injected, heavy-fueled rotary engine based upon upgrading the existing engine (the AR74-1380) and utilizing analysis tools developed during Phase I. The program will provide the opportunity to continue research through modeling and simulation for optimization of heavy fuel micro rotary engines, and testing to provide model verification, all in support of converting the Rotary engine from gasoline to heavy fuel. Utilizing an existing engine design for this Phase II program allows the emphasis to be placed on the analysis (both CFD and Zero-Dimensional Modeling), as well as hardware advancements to achieve the desired results. Technology advancements in fuel injection and software simulation greatly improve the odds of establishing accurate performance models for a heavy fueled Rotary Engine. Dynamic fluid flow analysis and Zero-dimensional modeling can be utilized to refine advanced fuel delivery methods and rotor geometry, and evaluate induction configurations, resulting in successful operation of a small Rotary Engine capable of running on heavy fuel.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Jerovsek
President
6168378975
bei@pathwaynet.com

Business Contact:

Susan Jerovsek
Contract Admin.
6168378975
bakereng@pathwaynet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BAKER ENGINEERING, INC.
17165 Power Dr. Nunica, MI 49448

EIN/Tax ID: 383267676
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No