Advanced Marine Engine for Combatant Craft Increased Payload

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$94,480.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-10-M-0004
Award Id:
98043
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-122-0155
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-122
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1397 Taylor Farm Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23453
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131930922
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Hahn
Pesident
(757) 468-5102
douglashahn@enginetec.com
Business Contact:
Douglas Hahn
Pesident
(757) 468-5102
douglashahn@enginetec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Today's riverine forces employ combatant patrol/assault craft that rely on speed, acceleration, and maneuverability for survivability and multi-mission success. These capabilities are at risk because of the increasing demand to carry more extensive payloads. Current diesel fuel propulsion systems are typically modifications of truck or industrial engines with a weight to power ratio of 3-5. By reducing the propulsion weight, the craft will be able carry more extensive payloads. The three engine choices are diesel, gasoline, and turbine. Current diesel engines don't meet the weight goal. Gasoline engines are not an option due to fleet requirements. Turbine engines have an unacceptable thermal signature. However, a novel engine, the Linear Power Transmission (LPT) engine has the greatest potential to meet the 1lb/hp goal. The original engine, by Herrmann, which received FAA certification in the 1950's, weighed 237 lbs and produced 200 hp. This proposal seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative multi-fuel marine engine, based on the LPT, we currently produce. Project goals include an engine design that is scalable or can be modularized, 100-700Hp range for direct drive systems, weight-to-power ratio less than or equal to 1.0, and able to withstand marine operational duty cycles with extended life cycle.

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