Diesel Waste Heat Recovery Utilizing a SuperTurbocharger

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$117,292.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-10-C-0190
Award Id:
97775
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-194-0499
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-194
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
200 West Mountain Ave., Suite A-105, Fort Collins, CO, 80521
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
858768091
Principal Investigator:
Edward Vandyne
CTO
(970) 407-0005
ed@vandynesuperturbo.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Waldron
VP Operations
(970) 219-0688
ron@biosearchtech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SuperTurbocharger is a compact, low cost, lightweight device being developed for maximum exhaust heat recovery from most piston engines such as those used in U.S. Army ground vehicles. The recovered energy is mechanically transferred to the engine crankshaft by the device, thereby improving the fuel efficiency. Conversely, the same SuperTurbocharger can accelerate the compressor in fraction of a second to reduce turbo lag. Preliminary modeling and tests conducted using the first and second generation prototypes on natural gas, diesel and gasoline engines were very promising. In Phase I, an engine will be selected and modeled without the SuperTurbocharger to establish the baseline on fuel efficiency. Further modeling will be performed on the same engine using the SuperTurbocharger to turbo compound exhaust energy to the maximum. Data will be compared to determine the feasibility of fuel efficiency gains. After successful completion of Phase I, the Phase I option will be exercised to design the SuperTurbocharger based on the Phase I model. In Phase II, a heat recovery system will be developed and built for testing on the selected engine in a laboratory. Necessary improvements will be made to the prototype to be ready for testing on a vehicle in Phase III.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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