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A Multi-Use, Low-Cost, Integrated, Conductivity/Temperature Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
47701
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N001-1584
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A Multi-Use, Low-Cost, Integrated, Conductivity/Temperature Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-01-C-2049
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of Phase I was to demonstrate a prototype 1 kWdiesel generator that weighed less than 50 pounds. Mainstream'sfirst prototype satisfied this requirement early in Phase I. Asecond-generation prototype was then developed with reducedengine block size and weight. A third-generation prototype willbe completed in the Phase I Option that substitutes magnesium foraluminum in the engine block. Magnesium is stronger thanaluminum and will reduce engine block weight another 33%. Thediesel engine has a shaft output of 2.8 kW and can thereforegenerate more than 2.24 kW electrical power (80% alternatorefficiency). The first, second, and third generation totaldiesel generator weights are 42.1, 40.7, and 36.5 lbs,respectively. Having exceeded Marine Corps operationalrequirements in Phase I, pre-production development and extensivelife testing of the third-generation engine will be completed inthe Phase I Option. Phase II will focus on demonstrating thereliability and maintainability of the diesel engine, optimizingthe alternator, fabricating a reduced-cost production version,and field testing by the user.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory Cole
Senior Mechanical Enginee
3216313550
gsc@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Kathy McGraw-Davids
Comptroller
3216313550
mkd@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955

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