ULTRA LOW COST ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17187
Amount: $236,888.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2806 Merrimac Blvd, Toledo, OH, 43606
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Abstract
PRESENT TURBOJET ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEMS, WHICH ARE COMPRISED OF: CONTROLLER, FUEL METERING DEVICE, SENSORS, CONNECTORS, AND HARNESSES ARE THE SINGLE MOST EXPENSIVE SUBSYSTEM ON EXPENDABLE TURBOJET ENGINES. THE SIZE AND COST OF EXPENDABLE TURBOJET ENGINES HAS STEADILY DECREASED. HOWEVER, THE ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM COST HAS RE MAINED RELATIVELY CONSTANT. ELECTRONIC CONCEPTS PROPOSES TO DEMONSTRATE THAT SIGNIFICANT COST REDUCTIONS CAN BE REALIZED IN EXPENDABLE TURBOJET ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEMS BY: 1) APPLYING HIGHLY INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY, 2) UTILIZING A DERIVATIVE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL METERING TECHNOLOGY, AND 3) BY INTEGRATING THE CONTROL ELECTRONICS, ENGINE SENSORS AND FUEL METERING DEVICES INTO A SINGLE ENCLOSURE THUS ELIMINATING EXPENSIVE HARNESS AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL LAY A FOUNDATION FOR A PHASE II FLIGHTWEIGHT ULTA LOW COST ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM. AN ULTRA LOW COST ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED TECHNOLOGY CAN BE DIRECTLY APPLIED TO COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY TURBINE ENGINE POWERED GROUND START CARTS, POWER GENERATING UNITS, AND AIR CONDITIONING CARTS. IN ADDITION, A MAJORITY OF AIRCRAFT AUXILIARY POWER UNITS (APU'S) ARE POWERED BY SMALL TURBINE ENGINES WHICH REPRESENT AN IDEAL APPLICATION FOR ULTRA LOW COST ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEMS.

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