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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,655.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0589
Award Id:
91709
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0258
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1037 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY, 12205
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
883926594
Principal Investigator:
Hooshang Heshmat
President/CEO/Technical Director
(518) 862-4290
hheshmat@miti.cc
Business Contact:
James Walton
V.P. of Program Development
(518) 862-4290
jwalton@miti.cc
Research Institute:
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. MiTir'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. MiTir 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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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