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MORE EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF FUEL IN LIGHT TRUCKS AND OFF- ROAD

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
1919
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1919
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Combustion Electromagnetics
32 Prentiss Rd Arlington, MA 02174
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: MORE EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF FUEL IN LIGHT TRUCKS AND OFF- ROAD
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $400,000.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT DIESEL ENGINES SUFFER FROM EXCESSIVE WEIGHT AND SIZE, AND ARE NOT OPTIMIZED WITH RESPECT TO FUEL EFFICIENCY AND MULTI-FUEL CAPABILITY. SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN EF EFFICIENCY CAN BE MADE THROUGH REDUCTION IN ENGINE AIR- PUMPING LOSS, HEAT TRANSFER LOSS AND FRICTIONAL LOSS THROUGHLOWER COMPRESSION RATIO (CR) OPEN CHAMBER QUIECENT TYPE COMBUSTION. SUCH OPERATION ALSO LEADS TO SUBSTANTIAL WEIGHT AND SIZE REDUCTION. THIS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF CEI'S PROPRIETARY PULSED PLASMA INGITION/ELECTROMAGNETIC (EM) STIMULATION TECHNOLOGY (THE "AMPP" SYSTEM) FOR SPECIFIC APPLICATION TO THE DI E ENGINE OPTIMIZED WITH RESPECT TO: CR (REDUCED), SWIRL AND SQUISH (LOW), AND SIMPLE OPEN COMBUSTION CHAMBER. THE MAIN EFFORT WILL GO INTO ENGINE PROTOTYPING OF THE PULSED I IGNITION/EM SYSTEM ON A PROTOTYPE SINGLE CYLINDER ENGINE. ANTICIPATED RESULTS INCLUDE HIGH EFFICIENCY, LOW HEAT TRANSFER, MULTI-FUEL CAPABILITY AND LOW WEIGHT AND SMALL S SIZE.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Dr. michael a. v. ward
Small Business Information at Submission:

Combustion Electromagnetics
32 Prentiss Rd Arlington, MA 02174

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