JP-10 Fueled Stirling UUV Energy System with Thermal Energy Storage

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$882,473.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-09-C-0106
Agency Tracking Number:
O071-ES2-4019
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD07-ES2
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
INFINIA CORP.
6811 West Okanogan Place, Kennewick, WA, 99336
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153724760
Principal Investigator:
Songgang Qiu
VICE PRESIDENT, R&D
(509) 737-2119
sqiu@infiniacorp.com
Business Contact:
KEVIN BERNHART
CONTROLLER
(509) 737-2186
kbernhart@infiniacorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall Phase II objective is to demonstrate functionality and performance of a 3-kW Stirling engine integrated with Thermal Energy Storage (TES) that is fueled by JP-10. The laboratory configuration energy module will be representative of such a system for application to unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) needs at the 21-inch diameter level. Because of the modular nature of the Stirling energy system, positive results in Phase II will also provide a high-confidence measure of baseline performance that is directly relevant to larger vehicles and for power levels of up to 40 kW. Phase II is broken up into a base period which is focused on detailed design and procurement of long lead items for the laboratory prototype as well as an update of the Phase I UUV energy system conceptual design; Option A is focused on hardware fabrication and test plan development; and Option B is focused on the testing of the laboratory prototype energy system and updated refinement of the UUV energy system conceptual design.

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