WOOD FIRED, AIR CHARGED, ROSS-STERLING 3KW SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10964
Amount: $175,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
General Pneumatics Corp.
7662 E Gray Rd #107, Scottssale, AZ, 85260
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ernest E Atkins
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
DEVELOPMENT IS PROPOSED OF A RELIABLE, QUIET, COMPACT ENGINETO UTILIZE WASTE WOOD FOR RURAL ON-SITE POWER GENERATION FORDOMESTIC, AGRICULTURAL, AND FORESTRY USES. APPLICATIONS WOULD INCLUDE COGENERATION OF RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICITY AND HEATING, AND POWER FOR WATER PUMPING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND WORK-SITE LIGHTING AND EQUIPMENT. THE PROPOSED ENGINE IS ANAMBIENT-AIR-CHARGED STIRLING ENGINE INCORPORATING AN INNOVATIVE DRIVE MECHANISM, THE ROSS LINKAGE, TO ACHIEVE PROLONGED OPERATING LIFE, HIGH EFFICIENCY, COMPACTNESS, AND LOW VIBRATION AND NOISE. THE ROSS LINKAGE MINIMIZES PISTON SIDE FORCES, THE PRINCIPAL CAUSE OF WEAR, WHILE GIVING THE PISTONS OPTIMUM PHASING AND SINUSOIDAL MOTION. BEING AMBIENT-AIR-CHARGED, THE ENGINE DOES NOT INVOLVE PROBLEMS OF HIGH PRESSURE, SEALING, OR HAZARDOUS FLUID LEAKAGE.

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