ASSISTED AND CONVENTIONAL DIESEL ENGINES DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,867.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4211
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Optima Systems Inc
One North Ave, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR L EKCHIAN
(617) 273-3055
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE ABILITY TO DIAGNOSE AND CONTROL THE COMBUSTION PROCESS IN DIESEL ENGINES IS RECOGNIZED TO BE AN IMPORTANT ADVANTAGE. ENGINE EFFICIENCY, PERFORMANCE, SMOKE EMISSIONS, NOISE, VEHICLE SERVICEABILITY COULD ALL BE IMPACTED FAVORABLY. ENGINE CYLINDER PRESSURE IS MOST SENSITIVE TO COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS. MAJOR HURDLES TO THE USE OF CYLINDER PRESSURE FOR CONTROL AND DIAGNOSTICS HAVE BEEN: 1. THE LACK OF SENSORS CAPABLE OF SURVIVING IN THE HRSH ENGINE ENVIRONMENT (OUTSIDE THE R&D APPLICATIONS), AND 2. THE LACK OF EFFECTIVE ACTUATORS SUCH AS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED INJECTORS. MAJOR PROGRESS IS BEING MADE IN BOTH THESE AREAS. IN THIS RESEARCH EFFORT, OPTIMA PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A MICROPROCESSOR BASED ALGORITHM TO USE ENGINE CYLINDER PRESSURE DATA AS A CONTROL PARAMETER TO OPTIMIZE VARIOUS ENGINE FUNCTIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS.

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