High Power Density Rotary Vs Engine for Various Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,989.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0480
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0257
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-010
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Shapovalov
Senior Scientist
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
Raouf Loutfy
President
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MER proposes to demonstrate breakthrough engine design concepts and technology for a wide range of power source applications such as unmanned air and ground vehicles and power generators. Our design, based on an innovative rotary vane concept termed VS-engine, offers significant advancement over current state of the art engine technologies (Otto cycle, Wankel cycle, etc.) in the areas of power-weight, power-volume, cost, operational simplicity, and the ability to efficiently burn heavy fuels (diesel or JP8) in a small engine (about 10 HP). These improvements are projected to produce a power-weight ratio of 1.25-1.82 HP per pound, power-volume ratio of approximately 2.5 HP/inch3. The VS-MER engine will eliminate vibration at low shaft speeds, reduce noise, and simplify maintenance and repair.

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