HIGH POWER DENSITY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE FOR RPV'S

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8443
Amount: $63,720.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Cordray Research Inc
Po Box 21617, Denver, CO, 80221
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT K CORDRAY
 (303) 469-1304
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE CURRENT CLASS OF SMALL PISTON ENGINES AS USED IN VARIOUS REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES AND SMALL AIRCRAFT SUFFER FROM A LACK OF POWER DENSITY AND HIGH VIBRATION LEVELS. THE CORDRAY ROTARY ENGINE IS A NEW TYPE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OPERATING ON THE OTTO CYCLE PRINCIPLE THAT OFFERS AT LEAST A FOURFOLD INCREASE IN POWER DENSITY OVER PISTON ENGINES AND A SIGNIFICANT DECREASE IN VIBRATION. IN ADDITION, THIS ENGINE WOULD IMPROVE VEHICLE RANGE VIA IMPROVED THERMAL EFFICIENCY WHILE REDUCING MECHANICAL COMPLEXITY AND COST. THIS DESIGN ALSO WOULD IMPROVE UPON EXISTING VOLUMETRIC EFFICIENCY AND RELIABILITY. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED EFFORT IS TO BUILD AN ENGINE OF THIS TYPE ON A DEMONSTRATION BASIS. PHASE II OF THIS EFFORT WILL BE TO DEVELOP, TEST AND EVALUATE A MISSION READY PROPULSION SYSTEM.

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