Multi-fuel Burner for Stirling Engine Based on Innovative Component Development

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$776,959.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W909MY-08-C-0053
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-097-1502
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-097
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator
 Jason Targoff
 Associate Principal
 (617) 498-6643
 targoff.jason@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (617) 498-5655
Email: wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Developing a multi-fuel capable burner with an electronic controls subsystem for Stirling engines and other technologies represents an opportunity offers useful flexibility for transitional power sources (400W to 2 kW). TIAX has developed and improved during the Phase I program a burner capable of burning gaseous fuels or liquid fuels to power a 500 W Stirling engine. During the Phase I, the burner was shown to be able to operate heavy fuels, light fuels and gaseous fuels. The burner was also optimized for efficiency, and strategies for improving burner ruggedness were explored. A control strategy for a multi-fuel system was also identified. During the Phase II program, the optimized burner will be fabricated and tested, the controls system will be implemented, and some burner ruggedness improvements will be implemented and tested. Burner maturity will also be addressed, with an eye towards manufacturing the burner and burner system. A true multi-fuel Stirling engine system will be demonstrated at the end of Phase II.

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