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Small Diesel Engines, JP5 / JP8 Fueled

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59297
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N01-144-10
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: 2002
Title: Small Diesel Engines, JP5 / JP8 Fueled
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N41756-02-M-2028
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 low manufacturing cost. The proposed approach will identify required modifications to the commercial Migrating Combustion Chamber (MCC) full expansion engine for heavy fuel operation. This engine uses onlythree moving parts, operates on a unique, highly efficient, operating cycle and has a zero pressure, quiet and cool exhaust (without a muffler). This type of engine has already demonstrated excellent performance on zero octane fuel (N-Heptane) and hasoperated on diesel and JP-8 fuels, under a stabilized operating temperature. The proposed configuration for the Phase I Program will be an MCC SIDE full expansion or PISE self-supercharged version. Offering operation on low octane heavy fuels due to itscombustion chamber's unique highly turbulent fast burn characteristics. Computer layout and modeling will supplement the analysis. A base line engine design will be completed, fabricated and tested. Five engine prototypes will be delivered. Thesuccessful completion of the program will lead to the evolution of innovative, compact, lightweight, powerful, heavy fuel internal combustion engines that will have the attributes of fuel efficiency, s

Principal Investigator:

Frederick L. Erickson
Principal Investigator
2193381010
jleric@ericksonmotors.com

Business Contact:

Rick Erickson
President
2193381010
jleric@ericksonmotors.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Engine Research Assoc., Inc.
12108 Burning Tree Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46845

EIN/Tax ID: 351276214
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No