Efficient JP-8 Burners for Soldier Portable Stirling Power Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-K401
Agency Tracking Number: A062-093-0412
Amount: $1,219,980.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-093
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
410 Sackett Point Road, North Haven, CT, 06473
DUNS: 178154456
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Subir Roychoudhury
 Director, Product Develop
 (203) 287-3700
Business Contact
 J. Burns
Title: President
Phone: (203) 287-3700
Email: kburns@precision-combustion.com
Research Institution
Precision Combustion, Inc (PCI) proposes to develop a scalable lightweight and efficient JP-8 burner for generating electrical power from Stirling engine systems. 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 maximized JP-8 to electric efficiency based on burner efficiency exceeding 80%. 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 developed and demonstrated burner feasibility for an 160 We FPSE based power generation system. In Phase II, PCI proposes to develop and fabricate the Microlith based Stirling Burner concept developed in Phase I for integration with a Stirling engine. Burner efficiency will exceed 80%, and the burner will be designed for scalability to larger Stirling engines and for battlefield serviceability (e.g. catalyst and/or burner replacement). 3000 hour life capability with high sulfur fuels as well as operation on diesel and propane fuels will be examined.

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