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CATALYTIC INTEGRAL IGNITOR/INJECTOR FOR IMPROVED IGNITION/STABILITY AND…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
17845
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17845
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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: CATALYTIC INTEGRAL IGNITOR/INJECTOR FOR IMPROVED IGNITION/STABILITY AND ALTITUDE RELIGHT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $431,876.00
 

Abstract:

INTEGRATING A CATALYTIC IGNITOR INTO AN AIR BLAST FUEL INJECTOR OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE FLAME STABILITY AND ALTITUDE RELIGHT, AMONG OTHER ADVANTAGES. PREVIOUS WORK BY PRECISION COMBUSTION DEVELOPING A CATALYTIC GLOW PLUG HAS SHOWN THAT A CATALYTIC IGNITOR OFFERS SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVED IGNITION OVER CONVENTIONAL (NON-CATALYTIC) SURFACE IGNITION DEVICES. IN THIS PROJECT WE PROPOSE TO USE THIS IMPROVED IGNITION CAPABILITY TO ACHIEVE AN EFFECTIVE INTEGRAL HIGH SHEAR AIR BLAST IGNITOR/INJECTOR SUITABLE FOR IMPROVING AIRCRAFT GAS TURBINE IGNITION AND BLOWOUT LIMITS. IN PHASE I, A MODIFIED DESIGN OF AN AIRBLAST INJECTOR FITTED WITH A CATALYTIC IGNITOR WILL BE MADE AND BENCH TESTED. TESTING IN A LABORATORY ANNULAR SEGMENT COMBUSTOR WILL EXPLORE IGNITION AND BLOWOUT PERFORMANCE. THESE RESULTS WILL BE USED TO OPTIMIZE THE CATALYTIC IGNITOR/INJECTOR INTEGRATION SCHEME FOR ENGINE TESTING. RESULTS WILL INDICATE POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVEMENT BASED ON THIS TECHNOLOGY. A STUDY OF TOTAL SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND AN OPTIMIZED DESIGN CONCEPT WILL BE CONDUCTED. PHASE II WILL BUILD ON PHASE I RESULTS TO DEVELOP AND TEST THE TECHNOLOGY FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE CURRENTLY USED OR PLANNED FOR USE BY THE AIR FORCE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr William C. Pfefferle
2037865215

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Precision Combustion, Inc.
25 Science Park, Suite 550 New Haven, CT 06511

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