Exploratory Development of a Small, Light-Weight, Electro-Turbo-Compound Diesel Engine for Hybrid Electric Drives

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-04-C-4159
Agency Tracking Number: N022-1157
Amount: $749,927.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: N02-115
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
4 Armstrong Road, Shelton, CT, 06484
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Hoffman
 Senior Project Engineer
 (203) 925-7630
Business Contact
 S. Dev
Title: President
Phone: (203) 925-7630
Email: spauldev@dstarengineering.com
Research Institution
The proposed SBIR Phase II effort by D-STAR Engineering Corporation addresses the highest risk technologies necessary for the development of a unique light-weight, heavy-fueled 24 - 30 hp class hybrid-electric propulsion system for UGVs. The two most critical technologies are : 1) development of a compact, light-weight, fuel-efficient engine to operate on JP-8 and other heavy fuels; and 2) development of an Electro-Turbo Compounding (ETC) that would enhance power density, enhance fuel efficiency and enhance stealth for the user vehicle system. The proposed hybrid propulsion system features a six-cylinder, four-stroke high-speed diesel fueled engine coupled with a high-efficiency integrated starter / generator. The system could also function as a modular auxiliary power unit (APU). D-STAR's high-speed mini-diesel technology has the potential to be significantly smaller and lighter than conventional diesel engines and APUs used currently in military ground vehicles. D-STAR brings to this project significant experience and prior successes in developing Micro-Diesel engines for DARPA and Micro-Diesel Electrical Generator Sets for the Army, Navy and Special Operations Forces.

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