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Efficient JP-8 Burners for Soldier Portable Stirling Power Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-K202
Agency Tracking Number: A062-093-0412
Amount: $119,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-093
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-11-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-11-16
Small Business Information
410 Sackett Point Road
North Haven, CT 06473
United States
DUNS: 178154456
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Subir Roychoudhury
 Director, Product Development
 (203) 287-3700
Business Contact
 J. Burns
Title: President
Phone: (203) 287-3700
Research Institution

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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