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Outboard Waterjet Propulsion Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36053
Amount: $99,843.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1488 Cherry Garden Lane
San Jose, CA 95125
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Waldo E. Rodler
 (408) 264-5592
Business Contact
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Research Institution

This effort will produce an advanced outboard engine system that ha s significant advantqages for SOF missions. It combines a high power, light weight, multi-fuel two-cycle engine, a chain transfer drive and a novel waterjet propulsion unit. The engine originally was used in small race casrs, then developed for commercial use in personal watercraft and ultra lig;ht aircraft. Light weight chain drives have demonstrated their durability in transaxles for front wheel drive cars and transfer cases for 4x4 vehicles. A larger version of the waterjet has demonstrated the performance and durability of this sunique waterjet configuration. Extensive test data and operating experience minimizes risk.

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