KEROSENE BASE FUELS IN SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$48,500.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
15979
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sonex Research Inc
23 Hudson St, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Mervyn Johnston
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 266-5591
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT'S PHASE I AND PHASE II EFFORTS IS TO DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE THE TECHNOLOGY FOR CONVERTING SMALL, INEXPENSIVE, COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE GASOLINE FUELED ENGINES TO BURN KEROSENE TYPE FUELS. THIS WILL LOWER THE INITIAL COST OF GENERATOR SETS AND WILL ENABLE A SINGLE FUEL TO BE USED ON THE BATTLEFIELD. THE PHASE I OBJECTIVE IS TO DETERMINE: 1. WHICH TYPE OF ENGINE SHOULD BE USED. 2. WHICH COMMERCIAL ENGINES ARE MOST APPROPRIATE. 3. WHAT MODIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED. MUCH OF THE ABOVE WORK WILL BE DEVELOPED FROM EXISTING SONEX RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY AND EXPERIENCE SUCH AS: 1. DEVELOPMENT OF A DIESEL FUELED 1.5 KW GENERATOR SET FROM GRUMMAN AEROSPACE. 2. APPLICATION OF MANY OF THE SONEX PATENTS FOR IMPROVED COMBUSTION.

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