Micro Fuel Injection (FI) for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$887,479.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-09-C-2045
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-UM1-1119
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD08-UM1
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
Kinetic BEI, LLC
2197 Brookwood Dr., South Elgin, IL, 60177
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
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 intends to design, build and test Gen 3 and Gen 4 Micro Injectors during this SBIR Phase II program incorporating data from Gen 2 testing, further CFD and FEA analysis, and design for manufacturability. The design concept was proven during Phase I, with bench testing of a Gen 2 Micro Injector. A significant amount of spray pattern analysis was also accomplished during Phase I and will be continued during Phase II development. Target specifications for the injector include injection quantity of up to 10 mm^3 /injection, fuel pressure of 4,000 psi, injection frequency of 10,000 inj/min, mass flow of 10 lbs/hr, and multi-fuel capability. Other advantages include low power consumption, excellent atomization, simplicity, and electronically-controlled variable injection rates. Phase II testing will be performed as both bench testing and on-engine testing utilizing a production diesel engine, as well as development engines at Kinetic BEI. The opportunity to expand the research and development of this miniature/micro fuel injection system through a Phase II SBIR program will have far-reaching implications in both the military and commercial engine development programs. A TRL of 6-7 is anticipated at the end of Phase II development.

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