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Combined Heat and Power System (CHPS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77375
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-177-1046
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INFINIA CORPORATION
1840 Terminal Drive  Richland , WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Combined Heat and Power System (CHPS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-07-C-0016
Award Amount: $69,920.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed Phase I effort by Infinia Corporation will produce a practical design concept for an innovative multi-cylinder, free-piston Stirling engine (MCFPSE) integrated into a combined heat and power system (CHPS) that will produce at least 9 kW of net electrical power after all auxiliaries, and 90 kW of useful heat at 500°F, using only 122 kW of combustion energy. It is possible to operate the proposed system using a wide range of gaseous and liquid fuels, including biofuels and JP-8. Infinia free-piston Stirling engines have demonstrated unprecedented life and reliability that avoids the maintenance and life issues with kinematic Stirling engines. The recently demonstrated MCFPSE innovation extends the free-piston advantages to higher power levels and higher power density. The proposed CHPS offers major advancements in the state-of-the-art that is only made possible within the resource constraints of the SBIR program because major subsystems from Infinia's advanced 3-kW engine will be extensively utilized. Infinia will produce conceptual engine, burner and system designs during Phase I that will lead to a practical, reliable CHPS for integration with thermal-fluid based field kitchens, laundries and other support structures.

Principal Investigator:

Maurice A. White
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
5097354700
mawhite@infiniacorp.com

Business Contact:

Kevin G. Bernhart
CONTROLLER
5097354700
kbernhart@infiniacorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFINIA CORP.
6811 West Okanogan Avenue Kennewick, WA 99336

EIN/Tax ID: 911319589
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No