REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLE ENGINE DESIGN

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8469
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cuyuna Engine Co
Po Box 116 - 1st Street Sw, Crosby, MN, 56441
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ROGER P WORTH
(218) 546-8313
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE NAVY DESIRES TO ELIMINATE GASOLINE TO FUEL REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES BECAUSE OF GASOLINE'S LOW FLASH POINT AND RELATIVE UNAVAILABILITY ABOARD SHIPS. THE NAVY REQUIRES ENGINES IN THE 25 TO 35 BHP RANGE, WEIGHING LESS THAN 20 POUNDS, THAT ARE FUELED BY JP-5 AND/OR DIESEL FUEL, THAT WILL START AND OPERATE RELIABLY AT -40 DEG. F AND THAT HAVE REASONABLE FUEL CONSUMPTION CHARACTERISTICS UNDER BOTH CRUISE AND LOITER CONDITIONS. CUYUNA ENGINE COMPANY PROPOSES TO PERFORM RESEARCH: 1. TO EXPLORE THE VARIOUS ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO DEVELOPING A COMBUSTION PROCESS AND A FUEL SYSTEM FOR SUCH AN ENGINE; AND 2. TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE VARIOUS APPROACHES; AND 3. TO MAKE A PRELIMINARY DECISION ON THE MOST VIABLE DESIGN APPROACH, AFTER REVIEWING THE ALTERNATIVES WITH THE NAVY; AND 4. TO DEVELOP PRELIMINARY DATA THROUGH ACTUAL TESTS OF PROTOTYPE SYSTEMS TO VERIFY THE DESIGN APPROACH SELECTED; AND 5. TO DEVELOP A PHASE II FULL SCALE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND TEST PLAN.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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