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Company Information:

Company Name: ENGINE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
City: Fort Wayne
State: IN
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (260) 485-3752

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $533,421.00 6
SBIR Phase II $749,516.00 1
STTR Phase I $68,867.00 1

Award List:

ADVANCED LIGHTWEIGHT DIESEL ENGINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick L Erickson
Award Amount: $45,675.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this research is to establish a design for a lightweight, 25 hp, diesel fuel engine that will provide good field performance, including low temperature starting. additional objectives are to provide a high power-to-weight ration, a quiet and cool exhaut, improve efficiency… More

Improved Lightweight Fuel Injection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William E. Richeson
Award Amount: $69,912.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to verify a new, lightweight fuel injection (atomizing) technique for heavy fuel engines JP-5, JP-8 and diesel). The primary goal is to provide a very lightweight system, with cold start capability and good performance, that is suitable for Unmanned Air Vehicle… More

Small Diesel Engines, JP5 / JP8 Fueled

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick L. Erickson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,955.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this program is to establish a spark ignited engine that will run on heavy fuel (JP-5, JP-8) without the need for volatile additives. This internal combustion engine will demonstrate a high power-to-weight ratio, high fuel efficiency,good durability, cold starting capability and… More

Integrated Power Generation for Small Unmanned Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jeffery L. Erickson, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
This program will improve the size, weight and efficiency of power generators by integrating a lightweight, high efficiency alternator with a quiet, fuel efficient and high power density heavy fuel engine. It will be capable of meeting DoD needs for reliable and efficient propulsion and power… More

Integrated Power Generation for Small Unmanned Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jeffery L. Erickson, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,516.00
Abstract:
This program will integrate a lightweight, high efficiency alternator with a quiet, fuel efficient and high power density heavy fuel engine. The electrical power source uses a proprietary, compact and very high power-to-weight alternator using rare earth permanent magnets. It is scalable from 0.5… More

Small Engines Designed for High Efficiency, High Power Density and Quiet Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffery Erickson, Vice President
Award Amount: $98,927.00
Abstract:
This program will establish a very quiet, fuel efficient and high power density engine and generator that can operate on JP-8 and diesel. It will be significantly lighter than existing engines and generators. The proposed approach will use an internally supercharged variant of the Migrating… More

Advanced Materials for the Design of Lightweight JP5/JP8/DS2 Fueled Engines for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Jeffery Erickson, Principle Investigator
Award Amount: $68,867.00
RI Contact: Michael R. Ludwig
Abstract:
Develop a high power to weight, compact, heavy fuel MCC engine using advanced high strength materials. This new MCC engine design will also offer high durability and high efficiency with an extremely low acoustic and IR signature for use in future small UAVs. The overall objective of this Phase I… More

Advanced Propulsion and Power Concepts for Large Size Class Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffery L. Erickson, Principal Investigator – (260) 338-1010
Award Amount: $148,973.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Desired tactical requirements for unmanned aerial systems (UASs) exceed current capabilities for performance, reliability, maintainability, cost and supportability. Mission requirements such as extended endurance, increased power for auxiliary/sensor systems, and low altitude, low speed… More