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Improved Turbochargers for Small IC Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-18-P-2127
Agency Tracking Number: F181-028-0898
Amount: $149,637.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF181-028
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-12
Small Business Information
1037 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205
United States
DUNS: 883926594
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Hooshang Heshmat
 (518) 862-4290
Business Contact
 James Walton Ii
Phone: (518) 862-4290
Research Institution

MiTi is proposing an innovative high speed oil free turbocharger system for use in turbocharged engines with power levels from 2 to 20 HP.The high speeds of the oil-free turbocharger with advanced 6th Generation compliant foil bearings will result in a small, lightweight oil-free micro-turbocharger system offering greater durability and reliability.Taking advantage of existing MiTi's mesoscopic foil bearing technology and turbomachinery experience, the proposed 9-month program will result in the preliminary system design of an oil-free turbocharger sized for a piston engine with less than 20 HP.Overall subsystem performance predictions will be made and compared to engine requirements.A refined preliminary design including compressor and turbine impeller mean line analysis will be completed.Phase II hardware and testing plans will be prepared.

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