Small Engines Designed for High Efficiency, High Power Density and Quiet Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0402
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0246
Amount: $98,838.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-010
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
3301 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV, 26003
DUNS: 034029640
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Craig
 (724) 554-8879
Business Contact
 John Craig
Title: President
Phone: (724) 554-8879
Research Institution
A new approach is needed to bypass the problems which have thus far limited the development of small heavy-fuel engines. Typically these compromised engine designs are hard to start, they do not burn the fuel cleanly or completely, their ignition timing is inconsistent, their high peak pressures result in short component lifecycles, they produce excessive emissions, their fuel consumption is high, and power output low. Iron Bay Model Company proposes to investigate a recently patented Compression Ignition engine that is capable of maintaining precise control over the timing of the auto-ignition process.

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