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Compact and Reliable Burner that Operates on Military Logistic Fuels

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82062
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-131-2991
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Altex Technologies Corporation
244 Sobrante Way Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Compact and Reliable Burner that Operates on Military Logistic Fuels
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-M-5915
Award Amount: $98,620.00
 

Abstract:

Compact burners, capable of using a range of logistics fuels, are needed in support of fuel cell reformer systems. High efficiency, rapid startup and long term reliability are key criteria. Current spray burner and other designs have difficulty in meeting these objectives as a result of heat driven fuel transformations that clog small passages and cause flame instability, and even burner shutdown. Altex has identified the Compact and Reliable Burner that can address heat capacity needs from 0.5 to 15 kW, without the degradation problems associated with conventional burners. Preliminary tests have shown the potential of the concept. Under the proposed effort, the innovative burner technology will be adapted to the Air Force application of interest, and feasibility will be proven through analysis and tests on several military fuels, including JP-8. Lastly, the performance and cost benefits of the concept will be quantified and the advantages of the concept over alternatives will be determined.

Principal Investigator:

John T. Kelly
President
4083288302
john@altextech.com

Business Contact:

Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
4083288303
mehdi@altextech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALTEX TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
244 Sobrante Way Sunnyvale, CA 94086

EIN/Tax ID: 770085545
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No