Micro-Atomizing Logistic-Fuel Delivery System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-04-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: A032-3833
Amount: $69,592.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-185
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
4000 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98134
DUNS: 076627454
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike Andrie
 Principle Investigator
 (206) 676-6032
 mike.andrie@cascadedesigns.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Gallagher
Title: Military Affairs Manager
Phone: (206) 676-6028
Email: kevin.gallagher@cascadedesigns.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Given the high pressures required to micro-atomize logistics fuels, we believe the smallest and safest Micro-Atomizing Logistic-Fuel Delivery System can be achieved by using a pre-combustion vaporization strategy. State-of-the-art capillary pumps can gasify high-viscosity liquid fuels with sufficient velocity to design a passive air-entrainment system. A device based on capillary pump technology can meet the target 300 watts, "deck of cards" size requirement with a relatively small amount of startup thermal energy. An on-board battery-powered heater will be used for start-up in cold conditions. An MSR capillary pump micro-atomizer can be adapted to power a wide range of combustion driven, man-portable applications for the Objective Force Warrior.

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