Remote Controlled Non-Gasoline Burning Water Craft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-02-C-4108
Agency Tracking Number: N02-020-13
Amount: $69,128.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation 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
 (775) 831-3917
Business Contact
 Edward Morgan
Title: DirectorAppliedTechnology
Phone: (775) 831-3917
Research Institution
"Current DoD policy prohibits the procurement of future combat systems dependent on gasoline type fuels, while simultaneously Congress strongly supports DoD acquisitions that are based on Commercial off-the-shelf solutions. Commercial recreationalequipment such as Personal Watercraft and outboard motors have high-speed performance, fitted with optimum lightweight, compact, efficient transmission and propeller designs. Near term federal regulations mandated by the EPA have influenced PWC andoutboard manufactures to convert high-end 2-cycle gasoline powerplants to Direct Cylinder Fuel Injection. (i.e.: OMC-FICHT or Mercury orbital). These spark injection (SI) technologies have greatly reduced the emissions of 2-cycle engines operating ongasoline, but are limited in performance on kerosene based fuels such as Diesel #2. This proposal outlines a true multi-fuel compression ignition (CI) technology that operates at speeds comparable to existing gasoline SI engines up to 8,000 RPM. Thebrake mean effective pressure (BMEP) of the CI cycle is 75-80% of the SI cycle at the same RPM. Therefore the proposed approach operates at high speed on multi-fuels enabling direct injection with a comparable specific output. Since the CI cycle isimmune to detonation of low octane kerosene fuel, higher power is immediately available through the adoption of some form of supercharge. Both military and commercial applications will benefit directly with a

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