Small, Heavy Fuel, Compression Ignition Small UAV Engines
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
The goal of this proposed DARPA SBIR project is to design, build and test a high efficiency 2 cycle ceramic/polymer engine that will run on JP-8 fuel with a self-contained onboard starter generator. The engine system will ncorporate a ceramic piston,cylinder, and head with lightweight polymer engine casing. The use of high wear thermally insulating ceramics will greatly eliminate the need for lubricant additives and allow for a lightweight polymer casing thus reducing engine weight by as much as 40%.Commercial markets include application in small 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
Number of Employees: