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ADVANCED LIGHTWEIGHT DIESEL ENGINE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
13267
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13267
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENGINE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
12108 Burning Tree Rd. Fort Wayne, IN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: ADVANCED LIGHTWEIGHT DIESEL ENGINE
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
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 AND MULTI-FUEL OPERATION. THE PROPOSED APPROACH WILL IDENTIFY REQUIRED MODIFICATIONS TO THE MIGRATING COMBUSTION CHAMBER, FULL EXPANSION ENGINE FOR DIESEL FUEL OPERATION. THIS ENGINE USES ONLY THREE MOVING PARTS, OPERATES ON A UNIQUE, HIGHLY EFFICIENT, PATENTED, OPERATING CYCLE AND HAS A ZERO PRESSURE, QUIET AND COOL EXHAUST (WITHOUT A MUFFLER). THIS TYPE OF ENGINE HAS ALREADY DEMONSTRATED HIGH TOLERANCE TO DETONATION WITH LOW OCTANE FUELS INCLUDING N-HEPTANE. ALSO A SMALL .4 HP ENGINE OF THIS TYPE HAS OPERATED ON DIESEL AND JP-8 FUELS WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE AT A STABILIZED OPERATING TEMPERATURE. THE PROGRAM WILL EVALUATE: ATOMIZATION TECHNIQUES, VARIABLE EFFECTIVE COMPRESSION RATIO, SURFACE-TO-VOLUME METHODOLOGY, AND IGNITION SOURCE. COMPUTER LAYOUT AND MODELING WILL SUPPLEMENT THE ANALYSES. A THREE VIEW ENGINE DESIGN LAYOUT WITH PROJECTED PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS WILL BE ESTABLISHED. PARTIAL HARDWARE FABRICATION AND TESTING WILL ALSO BE PERFORMED TO VERIFY THE APPROACH FOR A PHASE II FABRICATION AND TEST PROGRAM.

Principal Investigator:

Frederick L Erickson
2194832093

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Engine Research Assocs Inc
2610 Bosworth Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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