Advanced Tactical 2 KW Stirling Power Sources for Co-Generation Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$1,728,880.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W909MY-06-C-0063
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-072-0545
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-072
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
Allan Chertok
Principal
(617) 498-5819
chertok.allan@TIAXLLC.com
Business Contact:
Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
(617) 498-5655
Wong.Renee@TIAXLLC.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) seeks smaller and lighter equipment to meet the electric power and heating/cooling needs of vehicle mounted shelters. To reduce present system weight, CECOM is exploring the feasibility of an external combustion Stirling engine powered generator to provide mission electrical power and capture combustor and engine reject heat for shelter heating and thermally activated cooling. The goals of solicitation A05-072 are closely aligned with the capabilities of a TIAX Free Piston Stirling Engine power plant. Phase I work has identified the modifications needed to scale up our JP-8 fueled, 600 W free piston Stirling engine power plant to produce 2,000 W for mission electrical loads, 400 W reserve to support an optional thermally activated (absorption) cooling unit, and approximately 500 W to power balance of plant loads (fans, pumps and control power), for a nominal gross power of 2900 W. This proposal presents our approach and work plan for Phase II development of an advanced tactical 2,400 W Stirling power source for co-generation applications. The Phase II program will resolve final design issues, validate the design through sub-system testing, and test a proof-of-concept, JP-8 fueled engine-alternator power unit.

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