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Liquid Atomizing Fuel Injector for Heavy Fuel Internal Combustion Engine

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86187
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-UM1-1175
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 08-UM1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Busek Co. Inc.
11 Tech Circle Natick, MA 01760-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Liquid Atomizing Fuel Injector for Heavy Fuel Internal Combustion Engine
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-09-C-2044
Award Amount: $747,176.00
 

Abstract:

There is great interest, particularly in military applications, for small internal combustion engines capable of operating on heavy fuels such as diesel or JP-8. This has been impeded, however, by the limitations of compression ignition in small engines and the challenges in achieving droplets small enough in atomized sprays for spark ignition. Busek has developed a novel fuel injector capable of generating atomized sprays of heavy fuels, such as JP-8, at Sauter mean diameters of 5-10 microns at flowrates suitable for small (<10hp) spark-ignited internal combustion engines. Intended for continuous injection into an intake manifold, the injector attains its performance without the penalties associated with the high fuel pressures required by other approaches, requiring only a fraction (approximately 10%) of combustion intake air at pressures <15psi. For the Phase II development effort, Busek shall test its injector concept with an engine for proof-of-concept testing and, in parallel, investigate techniques for facilitating intake manifold operation and perform detailed combustion kinetics experiments. The studies shall promote more complete understanding of the process for transfer of the technology to a variety of engine sizes and types.

Principal Investigator:

Nathaniel Demmons
Senior Engineer
5086555565
nate@busek.com

Business Contact:

Judy Budny
Contracts Administrator
5086555565
judy@busek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Busek Co. Inc.
11 Tech Circle Natick, MA 01760

EIN/Tax ID: 042881247
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No