Efficient JP-8 Burners for Soldier Portable Stirling Power Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-07-C-K202
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-093-0412
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC.
410 Sackett Point Road, North Haven, CT, 06473
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
178154456
Principal Investigator:
Subir Roychoudhury
Director, Product Development
(203) 287-3700
sroychoudhury@precision-combustion.com
Business Contact:
J. Burns
President
(203) 287-3700
kburns@precision-combustion.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Precision Combustion, Inc (PCI) proposes to a develop scalable lightweight and efficient JP-8 burner for generating electrical power from Stirling system. Successful development will result in highly efficient, ultra-compact, fuel-flexible burners, scalable, with high power density, capable of operation for 1000's of hours, and enabling an overall JP-8 to electric efficiency approaching 30%. The approach combines an innovative catalyst technology, novel heat flux techniques, a low pressure drop recuperator, and a unique JP-8 injection system. In Phase I, PCI will develop and demonstrate burner feasibility for an 80 We FPSE. We will design, build and test the performance the burner, testing on a "test bar" which simulates the FPSE. The emphasis in burner development will be placed upon lightening the structural mass, minimizing the risk of fouling, reducing the maintenance cycle and increasing durability, without compromising burner efficiency. During the Phase I Option period robustness and integration issues will be examined. Burner durability and operation at -30 to +55 °C will be demonstrated. Data generated will be used to develop a FPSE and system design meeting Army needs. A modular, compact, efficient and simple power generation system will be identified and developed in Phase II.

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