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DIESEL COLD START USING CATALYTICALLY ASSISTED IGNITION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
9006
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9006
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Precision Combustion, Inc.
410 Sackett Point Road North Haven, CT 06473-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DIESEL COLD START USING CATALYTICALLY ASSISTED IGNITION
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,207.00
 

Abstract:

IT WOULD BE VERY DESIRABLE TO DEVELOP A RELIABLE COLD START/COLD RUN TECHNOLOGY WHICH WOULD ENABLE RAPID START-UP WITH LOW ENERGY REQUIREMENTS, NO OPERATING PERFORMANCE LOSSES, NO USE OF AUXILIARY FUELS, AND FULLY MOBILE CAPABILITIES. SUCH A TECHNOLOGY WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE RELIABILITY OF OPERATIONS IN COLD CONDITIONS, ESPECIALLY WHERE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE MOBILITY IS IMPORTANT. THIS PROPOSAL OFFERS A CATALYTICALLY ASSISTED IGNITION SYSTEM TO ENABLE VERY COLD DIESEL STARTING. IN ADDITION TO RESOLVING COLD START/COLD RUN PROBLEMS, THIS TECHNOLOGY ALSO HOLDS THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE STARTUP IN GENERAL AND TO IMPROVE STARTUP PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER CETANE FUELS. PHASE I WILL ENTAIL PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TESTING COMBUSTING DIESEL FUEL IN FRIGID AIR AND DEVELOP ENGINEERING DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR PHASE II. PHASE II WILL DEVELOP, BUILD AND COLDTEST A PROTOTYPE DIESEL ENGINE.

Principal Investigator:

William C Pfefferle
2037865215

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Precision Combustion Inc.
25 Science Park New Haven, CT 06511

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