Development of a Lightweight Turbocharger that Delivers 108 HP at 30K ft Altitude for UAV's using Compression Ignition Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-18-P-0068
Agency Tracking Number: A181-019-0768
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-019
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-17
Small Business Information
2900 Selma Highway, Montgomery, AL, 36108
DUNS: 965020048
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Judd Hough
 (334) 386-3666
Business Contact
 Pete Schreiner
Phone: (334) 386-5597
Research Institution
The Department of Defense desires to develop and produce a reliable turbocharger for an aviation compression-ignition engine with a maximum power of 180 hp at sea level which additionally provides 60% of maximum sea level power at 30,000 ft.The challenge is to reliably provide adequate manifold pressure to achieve the desired power at altitude.Diesel engines with existing standard turbocharger technology experience a significant impact on combustion and performance at altitudes above 10,000 ft., and cannot achieve the 30,000 ft. objective at 108 HP.Based upon 20 years of successful aviation turbocharging history and over 50,000 fielded aviation turbochargers, Hartzell Engine Technologies will design and develop a lightweight turbocharger that meets the required performance and reliability specifications Department of Defense UAV's using compression-ignition engines.

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