Micro Fuel Pumps for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,996.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-10-C-2048
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-UM4-1132
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD08-UM4
Small Business Information
Kinetic BEI, LLC
2197 Brookwood Dr., South Elgin, IL, 60177
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
130455335
Principal Investigator
 Mike Boruta
 President
 (847) 628-4769
 kineticresearch@sbcglobal.net
Business Contact
 Susan Jerovsek
Title: Contract Admin.
Phone: (616) 837-8975
Email: bakereng@pathwaynet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Kinetic BEI is developing a very compact and simple self-regulating, heavy fuel micro pump. This SBIR Phase II will provide the opportunity to advance this emerging technology for use on multiple small/micro engine development programs, in both the military and commercial worlds. The Phase I effort resulted in a functioning prototype that met target specifications, and proved that the micro components could be manufactured to the tight tolerances required. The Phase II effort will expand on these efforts, making design improvements, exploring higher volume manufacturing options, and conducting both durability and performance testing on second generation hardware and a test engine. Pumps with two different displacements will be built and tested, one for engine applications 3-30 Hp and a larger version for 20-100 Hp applications. The advantages of this pump design include small size, light-weight, low part count, and elimination of the rail pressure sensor, rail pressure control actuator, and the rail. In addition, the electronic control circuitry is simplified because the pump control loop is not necessary. The pumps are designed to provide high pressure supply to common rail type injectors on a 16mm3 and 50mm3/injection fuel flow rate, and to be paired with a new Micro Injector.

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