Power and Aeropropulsion: Meyer Nutating Disk Engine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-2657
Agency Tracking Number: F061-174-1015
Amount: $99,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-174
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
KINETIC BEI, LLC
2197 Brookwood Dr., South Elgin, IL, 60177
DUNS: 130455335
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jack Jerovsek
 Principal Investigator
 (616) 837-8975
 bakereng@pathwaynet.com
Business Contact
 Mike Boruta
Title: Project Manager
Phone: (630) 400-6454
Email: kineticresearch@sbcglobal.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Meyer Nutating Engine is a new engine technology with significant advantages and multiple potential military and commercial applications. While some development work has been accomplished, including proof of principal, more research is required to advance the technology to a point where it will become a viable option for military and commercial applications. With this new engine concept, three critical areas of research and development are required. These include: mechanical engine design, seal design, combustion analysis/engine modeling, and testing. To date, the mechanical engine design efforts have been completed, the seals have been designed and an 80 kW prototype exists. The purpose of this SBIR Phase I contract would be to fully explore and evaluate combustion analysis in this very unique engine and to validate engine modeling/ combustion analysis predictions through additional testing utilizing existing engine hardware. Looking toward a Phase II SBIR, the objective would be to build a second prototype engine in the <20 Hp range to fit specific Air Force UAV applications.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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