4.5 Liter Opposed-piston engine development for improved power density

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0151
Agency Tracking Number: A032-3711
Amount: $119,394.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-227
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
17165 Power Dr., Nunica, MI, 49448
DUNS: 941348278
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jack Jerovsek
 Principal Investigator /
 (616) 837-8975
Business Contact
 Jack Jerovsek
Title: President
Phone: (616) 837-8975
Email: bakereng@pathwaynet.com
Research Institution
Baker Engineering Inc. proposes a 4.5 liter opposed-piston, 3-cylinder, 2-cycle diesel engine with a target of 500 hp, weighing less than 900 lbs. to fulfill the Army's quest for an improved power density, multi-fuel capable and low heat rejection compression engine. This 4.5 liter engine offers an opportunity to further advance the opposed-piston combustion technology by building upon the successes proven through previous opposed-piston engine development and testing efforts (prototype engines ranging from 4.1 liter to 8.3 liter). The proposed new 4.5 liter engine design will advance the design of pistons, rods, cranks and other core opposed-piston engine components with the primary emphasis on improving the fuel delivery system and controls, adding a self-sustained turbo charger system, reducing weight, and improving packaging.

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