Electro-Turbo-Compound Ceramic Diesel Engine for Propulsion and Power

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
20253
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
D-star Engineering
5 B Daisy Deive, Seymour, CT, 06483
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
S. Paul Dev
(203) 881-0074
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal suggests the development of an uncooled ceramic two-stroke-cycle oil-free turbocharged diesel engine with a flywheel-integrated motor/generator for the engine and a shaft-integrated very-high-speed motor/generator for the turbocharger. The engine is to provide mechanical power output for propulsion, while the turbogenerator provides conditioned electric power for on-board electronics, etc. Three-way transfer of electrical power between engine, turbocharger and a battery is used to aid cold-starting, reduce turbo-lag and store excess power. The turbocompound engine, with other proposed innovative features, will offer high power, compact dimensions, low weight, reduced complexity and cost, low fuel consumption, multi-fuel ability and low emissions of pollutants, noise and InfraRed. The proposed Phase I activities include benchmarking and conceptual development, evaluation and selection of enabling technologies, preliminary design & layout, cycle analysis and optimizaiton, projection of engine performance, evaluation of benefits to user vehncies, projection of technical feasibility for the engine and financial feasibility for the project.

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