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Low NOx Catalytic Combustor for Military Aircraft Engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59719
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0533
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Low NOx Catalytic Combustor for Military Aircraft Engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-03-C-0048
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

"Precision Combustion Inc. (PCI) proposes a novel gas turbine engine fuel injector design that combines catalytic combustion, direct injection and higher airflows through the injector for reducing NOx emission from military aircraft engines withoutdeterioration of the Lean Blow Out (LBO) limit and relight stability and avoiding flashback or early autoignition. This design builds upon PCI's Rich Catalytic/Lean burn technology, now in advanced development for ground power generation gas turbineswith substantial support from the U.S. Department of Energy and gas turbine manufacturers. The design provides a basis, discussed in the proposal, for expecting NOx emissions reductions of 80%. Phase I will achieve proof of concept through a combinationof atmospheric pressure prototype testing and full condition CFD and other modeling. Phase II will optimize the design through injector testing at engine conditions in collaboration with a major aircraft engine manufacturer, as well as further modelingand durability testing. Success offers a new fuel injector design for achieving very low NOx emissions for both military and commercial engine application. The proposed technology targets gas turbine engine fuel nozzle design combining catalyticcombustion and direct injection concepts for reducing NOx from military aircraft engines. The system offers breakthrough technology for achieving lowered Nox emissions (<8 g Nox/kg jet fuel) for aircraft

Principal Investigator:

Hasan Karim
Senior Research and Devel
2032873700
hkarim@precision-combustion.com

Business Contact:

Paul M. Donahe
Director of Finance
2032873700
pdonahe@precision-combustion.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Precision Combustion, Inc.
410 Sackett Point Road North Haven, CT 06473

EIN/Tax ID: 061184341
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No