Small Engines Designed for High Efficiency, High Power Density and Quiet Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0589
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0258
Amount: $98,655.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-010
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc.
1037 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY, 12205
DUNS: 883926594
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hooshang Heshmat
 President/CEO/Technical Director
 (518) 862-4290
 hheshmat@miti.cc
Business Contact
 James Walton
Title: V.P. of Program Development
Phone: (518) 862-4290
Email: jwalton@miti.cc
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The overall objective of the Phase I and Phase II proposed effort is to develop the crucial oil-free, high-speed power generation system technologies that will make a suite of small modular engines for power and propulsion having thermal efficiency greater than 25% and power density greater than 1 HP/lb. possible. The overall goal is an integrated, compact, and oil-free prototype 8-12 kW turbogenerator system. MiTi®’s key contributions to this development effort are our oil-free high-speed system development expertise, foil bearing technology, and demonstrated ability to integrate foil bearing and high speed motor/generator spindles. Under Phase I, MiTi will establish the preliminary system design that integrates our existing 12 kW/120,000 rpm motor/generator with a state of the art turbojet engine modified to operate on foil bearings. MiTi® will also conduct a proof test of the coupled turbo-generator to demonstrate system feasibility. This preliminary design and test data will provide the impetus and justification for the Phase II detailed system integration design, fabrication and test of a prototype oil-free turbogenerator.

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