High Power Density Rotary Vs Engine for Various Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0480
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0257
Amount: $98,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-010
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: 147518286
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Shapovalov
 Senior Scientist
 (520) 574-1980
 jcwithers@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 Raouf Loutfy
Title: President
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: 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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