Ultra Low Emissions Gas Turbine Engine for Flightline Support Equipment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32231
Amount: $96,233.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
25 Science Park, New Haven, CT, 06511
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. William Pfefferle
 (203) 786-5215
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Local environmental regulations are imposing ever-stricter emissions limits on internal combustion engines operating at commercial and military airfields. Typically, these Auxiliary Ground Equipment (AGE) engines have been either diesel engines ranging from 50 to 400 hp or gas turbine engines ranging from approximately 30 kW to 150 kW. The high emissions produced by diesel engines, particularly NOx, has prompted increasing attention toward alternative auxiliary power generation technologies. Precision Combustion, Inc. is proposing an innovative gas turbine combustor that will allow compact, mobile auxiliary ground power units to run at near-zero emissions levels. Phase I work will include subscale demonstration testing and cost and feasibility studies. Phase II will include extended durability testing, prototype production and development of a production and implementation plan.

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