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Exploratory Development of a Small, Light-Weight, Electro-Turbo-Compound Diesel…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64605
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-1157
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
D-Star Engineering Corporation
4 Armstrong Road Shelton, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Exploratory Development of a Small, Light-Weight, Electro-Turbo-Compound Diesel Engine for Hybrid Electric Drives
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-04-C-4159
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed SBIR Phase II effort by D-STAR Engineering Corporation addresses the highest risk technologies necessary for the development of a unique light-weight, heavy-fueled 24 - 30 hp class hybrid-electric propulsion system for UGVs. The two most critical technologies are : 1) development of a compact, light-weight, fuel-efficient engine to operate on JP-8 and other heavy fuels; and 2) development of an Electro-Turbo Compounding (ETC) that would enhance power density, enhance fuel efficiency and enhance stealth for the user vehicle system. The proposed hybrid propulsion system features a six-cylinder, four-stroke high-speed diesel fueled engine coupled with a high-efficiency integrated starter / generator. The system could also function as a modular auxiliary power unit (APU). D-STAR's high-speed mini-diesel technology has the potential to be significantly smaller and lighter than conventional diesel engines and APUs used currently in military ground vehicles. D-STAR brings to this project significant experience and prior successes in developing Micro-Diesel engines for DARPA and Micro-Diesel Electrical Generator Sets for the Army, Navy and Special Operations Forces.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Hoffman
Senior Project Engineer
2039257630
thoffman@dstarengineering.com

Business Contact:

S. P. Dev
President
2039257630
spauldev@dstarengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

D-STAR ENGINEERING CORP.
4 Armstrong Road Shelton, CT 06484

EIN/Tax ID: 061505969
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No