Development of a Simulation based Design for an Opposed Piston Linear Free Piston Generator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,986.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0482
Award Id:
91707
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0255
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
DavidSykes
PI/Mechanical Engineer
(321) 631-3550
dsykes@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
MichaelRizzo
Controller
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Electrical power generation has been typically done with large gas turbines or reciprocating engines (otto or diesel cycle). However, these mature technologies cannot deliver both modularity as well as a high power density. Mainstream proposes a different type of engine that has the promise of delivering greater than 1 hp/lb, greater than 25% thermal efficiency, low noise output, and a modular design. In the phase 1 effort, a control system will first be designed and modeled using first principles. The results from this simulation will drive the design parameters to achieve the performance criteria specified. Mainstream will also use parallel programs with other agencies to develop the other components to yield a fully integrated light weight engine design.

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