Propulsion for Miniature Munitions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-07-M-0182
Agency Tracking Number: F071-152-1692
Amount: $99,697.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-152
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
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
Business Contact
 Mike Boruta
Title: Project Manager
Phone: (630) 400-6454
Research Institution
A compact heavy fueled engine is progressing from a desire to a requirement. While scaling of engines has lead to gasoline fueled engines as a compromise, the development of heavy fueled hardware is still unfulfilled. A small scale Meyer Nutating Disk Engine provides the means of propulsion that the military has been seeking. The Nutating Engine will be sized to meet the requirements of the solicitation. This is a dual disk engine designed to produce a maximum output of 6.4 Hp at 4,000 rpm. The compact size, inherent to the nutating design, packages this engine within a 5” diameter and 7” overall length, weighing 8.0 pounds with a power density of 0.8 Hp/lb. Heavy fueled operation allows this engine to operate efficiently at reduced rpm and light loads extending mission length for loitering conditions. Engine operation is permissible at elevations up to 15,000 feet at reduced output levels. Initial development work has been accomplished on the Meyer Nutating Disk Engine, including a proof-of-principal prototype engine. Additional research is required to scale the model to fit current requirements and to advance the technology to a point where it will become a viable option for multiple potential military and commercial applications.

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