HIGH POWER DENSITY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE FOR RPV'S

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$63,720.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8443
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ROBERT K CORDRAY
(303) 469-1304
Business Contact:
() -
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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