Very Small Injection Technology (V-SInTech) Demo

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-09-C-0074
Agency Tracking Number: A072-075-0781
Amount: $729,180.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-075
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
166 Lewis Mountain Rd, New Market, AL, 35761
DUNS: 800407962
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Harwood
 Chief Engineer
 (256) 489-0086
Business Contact
 Jacqueline Harwood
Title: Director of Finances and
Phone: (256) 379-4350
Research Institution
The proposed Phase II will demonstrate JM Harwood’s Very Small Injection Technology (V-SInTech) Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) system in a Very Small Heavy Fuel (VSHF) engine. The V-SInTech DFI system provides the fine atomization necessary to rapidly evaporate heavy fuel and precisely controls the injection timing to ensure efficient heavy fuel operation. The V-SInTech will eliminate the heavy, high pressure fuel pump typical in diesel fuel delivery systems. It is an enabling technology for any light-weight, high performance VSHF engine, given that a direct fuel injection system is needed for any high performance, heavy fuel engine. The proposed Phase II effort will pursue a two-pronged approach. The first prong will demonstrate the V-SInTech direct fuel injection system. The second prong will fabricate a versatile VSHF combustion test bed which will provide a test platform for the V-SInTech direct fuel injection system and heavy fuel combustion tests. The low compression heavy fuel combustion tests will provide data relevant to conventional spark ignited engine cycles used in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The high compression very small heavy fuel combustion test will explore the feasibility of a diesel cycle for VSHF UAV engines.

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