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Small, Heavy Fuel, Compression Ignition Small UAV Engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
63459
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB2-0413
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sensintel Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706-5013
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Small, Heavy Fuel, Compression Ignition Small UAV Engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0103CR175
Award Amount: $98,900.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

Rich Moon
Consulting Mechanical Eng
5205736300
rmoon@acrtucson.com

Business Contact:

Brett E. Waldo
Controller
5205736300
b.waldo@acrtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860640868
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No