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Advanced Fuel Injector and Combustion Enhancement Control System for Military…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-105-0190
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-105
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Advanced Fuel Injector and Combustion Enhancement Control System for Military Generators
Agency: DOD
Contract: M67854-11-C-6533
Award Amount: $599,846.00
 

Abstract:

Diesel generators that operate at partial power can experience wet stacking, poor exhaust emissions, and low efficiency. These problems create excessive maintenance, reduced lifetime, and poor air quality. Although exhaust treatment systems can improve air quality, most technologies are impeded and/or damaged by high sulfur fuels used in some areas. The costs associated with these deficiencies are significant. As a result, we propose to develop simple, cost-effective techniques to address these shortfalls. Specifically, we plan to modify existing generator designs to include advanced fuel injectors and combustion enhancement control systems. This work will leverage Creare"s extensive experience with thermodynamic systems and their electronic controls. Our approach utilizes a large number of commercially available components to minimize cost. We expect savings from reduced maintenance to exceed the cost of implementing our technology. During Phase I, we optimized our approach for a specific military generator, quantified its impacts, and estimated implementation costs. We now plan to retrofit several generators with our design features and conduct extensive laboratory and field tests during Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Breedlove
Principal Investigator
(603) 643-3800
jfb@creare.com

Business Contact:

James Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No