Small Diesel Engines, JP5 / JP8 Fueled
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
"The goal of this proposed Navy SBIR project is to optimize, analyze, design, build and test a novel 0.5 horsepower engine that will run on JP-5 fuel and weigh less than 10 ounces while burning less than 0.5 lbs of fuel per hour. The proposed engine is afour-stroke cycle Rand Cam Diesel engine utilizing continuous injection and combustion in a single combustion chamber. The engine will be of all ceramic construction to permit high temperature operation without cooling to effectively burn thisheavy fuel. This new Rand Cam Diesel engine will be used for powering the Navy's new low cost SWARM Unmanned Ariel Vehicle. Phase II will continue the development of the engine to demonstrate a specifice fuel consumption of less than 0.8lbs/hp-hr (at sea level) at a specific output of >1.8 hp/cid. Phase II will also demonstrate uninterrupted endurance to 48 hours. Phase II will also develop a larger engine design based on Phase I work. Phase III will set up manufacturing operations ona Native American Reservation located in southern Arizona. Commercial markets include application in SWARM UAV's, small gas powered landscaping tools, model airplane industry, go-carts and mini-bikes."
Small Business Information at Submission:
Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706
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