High Power Density Rotary Vs Engine for Various Applications
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
MER proposes to demonstrate breakthrough engine design concepts and technology for a wide range of power source applications such as unmanned air and ground vehicles and power generators. Our design, based on an innovative rotary vane concept termed VS-engine, offers significant advancement over current state of the art engine technologies (Otto cycle, Wankel cycle, etc.) in the areas of power-weight, power-volume, cost, operational simplicity, and the ability to efficiently burn heavy fuels (diesel or JP8) in a small engine (about 10 HP). These improvements are projected to produce a power-weight ratio of 1.25-1.82 HP per pound, power-volume ratio of approximately 2.5 HP/inch3. The VS-MER engine will eliminate vibration at low shaft speeds, reduce noise, and simplify maintenance and repair.
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MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
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