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Company Information:

Name: Kinetic BEI, LLC
Address: 2197 Brookwood Dr.
South Elgin, IL 60177-3235
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (616) 837-8975

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $648,025.00 6
SBIR Phase II $4,475,704.00 6
STTR Phase I $69,746.00 1
STTR Phase II $748,843.00 1

Award List:

Advanced, Small, Internal Combustion Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Boruta, President
Award Amount: $726,795.00
Abstract:
Based upon the positive results of the SBIR Phase I effort and significant prior work, Kinetics Research and Development Inc. (KRD) proposes further development of a small internal combustion engine through the Phase II program. The proposed engine, theMeyer Nutating engine, can burn heavy diesel… More

Power and Aeropropulsion: Meyer Nutating Disk Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jack Jerovsek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
The Meyer Nutating Engine is a new engine technology with significant advantages and multiple potential military and commercial applications. While some development work has been accomplished, including proof of principal, more research is required to advance the technology to a point where it will… More

Propulsion for Miniature Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jack Jerovsek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,697.00
Abstract:
A compact heavy fueled engine is progressing from a desire to a requirement. While scaling of engines has lead to gasoline fueled engines as a compromise, the development of heavy fueled hardware is still unfulfilled. A small scale Meyer Nutating Disk Engine provides the means of propulsion that… More

Power and Aeropropulsion: Meyer Nutating Disk Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jack Jerovsek, Partner
Award Amount: $749,972.00
Abstract:
This proposal will continue development of the Meyer Nutating Disk Engine, a novel engine concept capable of delivering twice the power density of a traditional two-stroke engine and up to four times the power density of a four-stroke engine. The overall objective of this effort will be to provide… More

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

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jack Jerovsek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,902.00
Abstract:
The Nutating Disk Engine is a new technology with significant advantages, and multiple potential military and commercial applications. Development work has focused on a dual-disk version of the engine, including a demonstrator prototype. Second-generation prototype is currently in development. … More

Micro Fuel Injection (FI) for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jack Jerovsek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,807.00
Abstract:
Kinetic BEI intends to design, build and test MicroJectors during this SBIR Phase I contract. A first generation prototype of the MicroJector currently exists. This SBIR would provide the opportunity to expand on previous work, fine-tuning the mechanical design of the miniature fuel injection… More

Micro Fuel Pumps for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jack Jerovsek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,864.00
Abstract:
Kinetic BEI and Beginning Technologies Inc. have designed a very compact and simple micro-injection pump. This SBIR Phase I will provide the opportunity to further advance this emerging technology for use on several current miniature/micro engine development programs for the military and commercial… More

Propulsion for Miniature Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jack Jerovsek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,911.00
Abstract:
A compact heavy fueled engine is progressing from a desire to a requirement. A miniature Meyer Nutating Disk Engine provides the means of propulsion that the military has been seeking. An unmanned air vehicle (UAV) will have capabilities that are not currently possible with present internal… More

Micro Fuel Pumps for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mike Boruta, President
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
Kinetic BEI is developing a very compact and simple self-regulating, heavy fuel micro pump. This SBIR Phase II will provide the opportunity to advance this emerging technology for use on multiple small/micro engine development programs, in both the military and commercial worlds. The Phase I… More

Micro Fuel Injection (FI) for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mike Boruta, President
Award Amount: $749,843.00
Abstract:
Kinetic BEI intends to design, build and test Gen 3 and Gen 4 Micro Injectors during this SBIR Phase II program incorporating data from Gen 2 testing, further CFD and FEA analysis, and design for manufacturability. The design concept was proven during Phase I, with bench testing of a Gen 2 Micro… More

Development of Electronic Controlled Fuel Injector and Pump Suitable for 5-20 Horsepower Diesel Cycle Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Southwest Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Mike Boruta, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,746.00
RI Contact: Scott Hotz
Abstract:
Kinetic BEI intends to design an electronically controlled, common rail, heavy fuel injection system suitable for application on engines in the 5-20 Hp range. The system will feature a Micro Fuel Injector and Micro Pump that are currently under development. This Phase I STTR will focus on developing… More

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

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Boruta, Principal Investigator – (847) 628-4769
Award Amount: $749,187.00
Abstract:
The Phase II effort will fund development of a single disk Nutating Engine paired with an alternator system, that will operate as an auxiliary power unit (APU). The Nutating Engine/Generator will have target power of 5KW with a power density of 13.9 kW/Cu.Ft. and will be designed to run on heavy… More

Development of Electronic Controlled Fuel Injector and Pump Suitable for 5-20 Horsepower Diesel Cycle Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Southwest Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Mike Boruta, Partner – (630) 400-6454
Award Amount: $748,843.00
RI Contact: Scott Hotz
Abstract:
Phase II will enable KBEI to demonstrate a complete high pressure Micro Injection System on a Navy UAV engine in a laboratory environment. While the Micro Injectors and Micro Pump have been successfully proven at lower pressures, this STTR program has facilitated research and development of a higher… More

Direct Injection Systems for Improved Performance, Durability, and Economy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Michael Boruta, Partner – (847) 628-4769
Award Amount: $149,820.00
Abstract:
Kinetic BEI, LLC. proposes a dual path approach to fulfilling the need for a direct injected heavy fuel delivery system for engines under 200 Hp. The primary focus will be to advance the Miniature CI Fuel Injection System, a system whose individual components have been demonstrated in on-engine… More