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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-08-C-0053
Agency Tracking Number: A072-097-1502
Amount: $776,959.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-097
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Targoff
 Associate Principal
 (617) 498-6643
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (617) 498-5655
Research Institution
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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