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Efficient, Low Emission Generator

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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1120 Winston Park Court Brookfield, WI 53045-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Efficient, Low Emission Generator
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-11-C-6540
Award Amount: $600,000.00


The proposed Phase II program seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of a patent-pending 6-cycle continuous combustion engine system technology that is a modification of existing 4-cycle engines to address engine related concerns in small generators as experienced by the United States Marine Corps and others. Concerns include wet-stacking, low efficiency at low loads, improved emissions capabilities (especially high sulfur fuels), and improved mulit-fuel capability. Phase I analysis showed promising results of thermodynamic efficiency, addressing the MC concerns, and in solving the technical challenges of the 6-cycle system. The Phase II program is in two parts: (1) design and develop a Proof-of-Concept operational prototype for demonstration and preliminary data collection by modifying the existing 4-cycle Yanmar diesel engine to demonstrate the potential capability of the 6-cycle system and for demonstration to potential engine manufacturers, and (2) improve the design to optimize engine performance to meet MC performance targets and to achieve a 100 hour operational capability. Additional focus will be placed on cost effective manufacturability of the components that are new for converting a 4-cycle engine to a 6-cycle engine for future commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Gerald Kashmerick
Owner and Principal Engin
(262) 827-0495

Business Contact:

Gerald E.Kashmerick
Owner and Principal Engin
(262) 827-0495
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kashmerick Engine Systems LLC
1120 Winston Park Court Brookfield, WI 53045-

EIN/Tax ID: 261539197
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No