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Multi-fuel Solution for Commercial Cooking Appliances in Battlefield Kitchens

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-13-P-0223
Agency Tracking Number: A131-045-0134
Amount: $99,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-045
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-06-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-02-28
Small Business Information
410 Sackett Point Road
North Haven, CT -
United States
DUNS: 178154456
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Fazziono
 Research Engineer
 (203) 287-3700
Business Contact
 John Scanlon
Title: Finance Manager/Controller
Phone: (203) 287-3700
Research Institution

Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) will develop a compact, flexible and efficient Battle Fuel Conditioner (BFC) add-on module that will enable a full range of commercial gas cooking appliances to operate normally and reliably using JP-8 or other liquid fuels, LNG or conventional compressed gaseous fuels. The BFC will be controllable, modular, robust, and meet Army and other DoD field needs including for field use, maintainability and modular integration into kitchen systems. The key to this device is a compact reformer design which has been tested in both military and commercial applications. In this Phase I effort we will develop and demonstrate a compact, appliance-independent, add-on design suitable for integration with multiple commercial gas appliances. This system will include full balance of plant (pumps, blowers, etc.) and control algorithms required for seamless integration with commercial appliances. Phase I Option work will include environmental testing and further integration demonstration. Phase II work will produce a prototype suitable for testing in a field environment to ensure the product effectively addresses the Warfighters needs such as for use in the Battlefield Kitchen.

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