Very Small Injection Technology (V-SInTech) Demo

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,180.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-09-C-0074
Award Id:
81452
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-075-0781
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
166 Lewis Mountain Rd, New Market, AL, 35761
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800407962
Principal Investigator:
Michael Harwood
Chief Engineer
(256) 489-0086
michael.r.harwood@jmharwood.com
Business Contact:
Jacqueline Harwood
Director of Finances and
(256) 379-4350
jackie.harwood@jmharwood.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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