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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,838.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0402
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0246
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-010
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Iron Bay Model Company
3301 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV, 26003
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
034029640
Principal Investigator:
John Craig
President
(724) 554-8879
jcraig@iron-bay.com
Business Contact:
John Craig
President
(724) 554-8879
jcraig@iron-bay.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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