A Multi-Use, Low-Cost, Integrated, Conductivity/Temperature Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
M67854-01-C-2049
Agency Tracking Number:
N001-1584
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Gregory Cole
Senior Mechanical Enginee
(321) 631-3550
gsc@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Kathy McGraw-Davids
Comptroller
(321) 631-3550
mkd@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of Phase I was to demonstrate a prototype 1 kWdiesel generator that weighed less than 50 pounds. Mainstream'sfirst prototype satisfied this requirement early in Phase I. Asecond-generation prototype was then developed with reducedengine block size and weight. A third-generation prototype willbe completed in the Phase I Option that substitutes magnesium foraluminum in the engine block. Magnesium is stronger thanaluminum and will reduce engine block weight another 33%. Thediesel engine has a shaft output of 2.8 kW and can thereforegenerate more than 2.24 kW electrical power (80% alternatorefficiency). The first, second, and third generation totaldiesel generator weights are 42.1, 40.7, and 36.5 lbs,respectively. Having exceeded Marine Corps operationalrequirements in Phase I, pre-production development and extensivelife testing of the third-generation engine will be completed inthe Phase I Option. Phase II will focus on demonstrating thereliability and maintainability of the diesel engine, optimizingthe alternator, fabricating a reduced-cost production version,and field testing by the user.

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