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Lightweight Scaled-Up Linearly-Oscillating Miniature Engine for Portable…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
58065
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-1152
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 MANNING RD BILLERICA, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Lightweight Scaled-Up Linearly-Oscillating Miniature Engine for Portable Electric Power
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAB15-02-C-0005
Award Amount: $119,722.00
 

Abstract:

"Microscale power technologies have the potential to fill an emerging military need for portablepower generation at the 500 W level for the Objective Force dismounted soldier. This requires,however, scale-up of these technologies to the 500 W level and the ability of the technologies touse logistics fuels. Aerodyne Research, Inc. has developed a linearly-oscillating miniatureinternal combustion engine (MICE) technology to provide electric power at the 10 W scale at veryhigh energy densities. ARI proposes to scale up its MICE technology to generate power in a 500 Wsystem. This linearly-oscillating engine-generator will use logistics fuels and have low noiseand very high energy densities. The Phase I program will perform a detailed characterization ofthe performance and cost as the power output is scaled from 10 W to 500 W, investigate criticaldesign issues including acoustic suppression and fuel metering, and perform a detailed design ofthe basic linearly-oscillating internal combustion engine-generator and a conceptual design ofthe full power system. A lightweight, compact electric generator at the 500 W scale has wide ranging commercialapplications. This generator can provide portable power at construction sites, forrecreational uses at campsites, picnic grounds, and on boats and larger marine vehicles."

Principal Investigator:

Kurt D. Annen
Principal Engineer
9786639500
kannen@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

George N. Wittreich
Executive Vice-President
9786639500
gnw@aerodyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821

EIN/Tax ID: 042471226
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No