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Company Information:

Company Name: Energy Research Consultants
City: Laguna Hills
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.erc-ltd.com
Phone: (949) 583-1197

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $579,876.00 6
SBIR Phase II $3,449,995.00 5

Award List:

Development of Phenomenological Liquid Spray Design Tool for Augmentor Operability and Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent G. McDonell, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,880.00
Abstract:
Injection of a liquid stream into a high-speed crossflow is applicable to many combustion applications including gas turbine augmentors. As a result, liquid stream injection has been studied extensively in recent years. Theses studies have resulted in some design tools directed at jet breakup… More

Development of Phenomenological Liquid Spray Design Tool for Augmentor Operability and Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent McDonell, President
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Injection of a liquid stream into a high-speed crossflow is applicable to many combustion applications was well as other general applications. As a result, liquid stream injection has been studied extensively in recent years. Theses studies have resulted in some design tools directed at jet… More

Improved Heat Release Model for Augmentor Screech Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent McDonell, CEO
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has identified a need for improved design tools for augmentor performance. In the near term, it is apparent that reduced order models are needed in order to assist in the design process. One key area that requires effort is the area of screech modeling. A critical aspect of any… More

Automated Analysis of Imaging Based Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vincent McDonell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
For many applications involving liquid injection, the ability to predict the details of the breakup process is often limited due to the complexity of the two-phase phenomena. Likewise, the ability to experimentally characterize these phenomena is also limited due in part to the need to rely upon… More

Mechanistic Model for Atomization of Superheated Liquid Jet Fuel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vincent McDonell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
As air-breathing combustion applications advance, increased use of fuel for cooling, combined with cycle advancements, leads to a situation where the fuel can become superheated. While this can lead to potential benefit in terms of the eventual fuel injection process, with enhanced atomization and… More

Improved Heat Release Model for Augmentor Screech Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent G. McDonell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has identified a need for improved design tools for augmentor performance. In the near term, it is apparent that reduced order models are needed in order to assist in the design process by providing engineering estimates of combustion instability. One key area that requires effort is… More

Automated Analysis of Imaging Based Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vincent McDonell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
For many applications involving liquid injection, the ability to predict the details of the breakup process is often limited due to the complexity of the two-phase phenomena. Likewise, the ability to experimentally characterize these phenomena is also limited due in part to the need to rely upon… More

Mechanistic Model for Atomization of Superheated Liquid Jet Fuel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vincent McDonell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
As air-breathing combustion applications advance, increased use of fuel for cooling, combined with cycle advancements, leads to a situation where the fuel can become superheated. While this can lead to potential benefit in terms of the eventual fuel injection process, with enhanced atomization and… More

Improved Two-Phase Model for JP-8 and Alternative Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent G. McDonell, VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERI
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has identified a number of key issues for combustion systems as attention turns towards logistic fuel replacements (e.g., JP-8 in the near term; fuels such as Fischer-Tropsch derived fuels from coal, bio-oils or other feedstocks in the mid term blended with JP-8; and/or bio-derived… More

Improved Two-Phase Model for JP-8 and Alternative Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Vincent McDonell, President – (949) 583-1197
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has identified a number of key issues for combustion systems as attention turns towards"logistic fuel replacements"(e.g., JP-8 in the near term; Fischer-Tropsch derived fuels from coal, bio-oils or other feedstocks in the mid term blended with JP-8; and/or bio-derived fuels… More

Technologies for the Suppression of Combustion Instability or Screech

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Brown, Vice President – (949) 583-1197
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project will demonstrate how control of fuel and/or air distribution can be used to mitigate combustion oscillations. The project will be done with the perspective that the mechanism of controlling the oscillastions can eventually be implemented into a retrofittable, closed loop… More