Small, Heavy Fuel, Compression Ignition Small UAV Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH0103CR081
Agency Tracking Number: 02SB2-0433
Amount: $98,898.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Gse, Inc.
219 East Enterprise St., P.O. Box 7743, Incline Village, NV, 89450
DUNS: 783625692
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Stevenson
 President
 (775) 831-3917
 gse@sbcglobal.net
Business Contact
 Greg Stevenson
Title: President
Phone: (775) 831-3917
Email: gse@sbcglobal.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Air Vehicles that are able to fly autonomously into confined spaces, land, shutdown, collect information, restart, and return to base, present an interesting propulsion challenge. Critical requirements of the propulsion system include:¿ Extremely high power per unit weight and per unit volume,¿ Extremely reliable, compact, and lightweight starting system¿ High fuel efficiency¿ Multi-Heavy Fuel CapableGSE has a scalable propulsion system that uniquely meets these challenges.Specifically, the GSE OAV propulsion system uniquely offers a system that: ¿ Will demonstrate scalability to all DARPA OAV program requirements¿ Is an Innovative, self-injected, high speed, compression ignition, 2-cycle engine design capable of operation on logistically available multi-fuels (i.e.: JP-5, JP-8, DF-2)¿ Utilizes counter-rotating propellers, eliminating torque and maximizing thrust efficiency, without the complexity of a gearbox.¿ Employs an innovative variable compression mechanism.¿ Incorporates high enrgy cartridge starting for extreme cold conditions.¿ Specific weight ratio approaching 1.5lbs/hp and 75hp/cu. ft of engine volume. Scalable to FCS program requirements. Applicable to the following government and commercial tasks:- Bridge inspection- Border/security patrols- Hazardous spill inspection- Fire surveillance- Crowd security- Pipeline/Power line Inspection- Film"

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