Modeling & Simulation for Optimization of Heavy-Fuel Micro Rotary Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,918.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-2909
Award Id:
86199
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-UM6-1040
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
17165 Power Dr., Nunica, MI, 49448
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
941348278
Principal Investigator:
Jack Jerovsek
Principal Investigator / President
(616) 837-8975
bei@pathwaynet.com
Business Contact:
Sue Jerovsek
Contract Administration
(616) 837-8975
bakereng@pathwaynet.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Under this Phase I SBIR, Baker Engineering will conduct research through modeling and simulation for optimization of heavy fuel micro rotary engines. Research will be conducted using the UAV Engines Ltd. (UEL) model 74-1380 as the basis. Such a rotary would be the ideal engine for military engine applications that require high power density and the capability of running on heavy fuels at low specific fuel consumption levels. Utilizing the current state of injection technology and simulation software, accurate performance models can be established. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis and zero dimensional modeling will be utilized to refine advanced fuel delivery methods, rotor geometry, and evaluate induction configurations. A fuel injection system will be designed, and turbomachinery added. The result is a plan for successful operation of a micro Rotary Engine on heavy fuel with SFC of .35 lb/hp-hr.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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