Demonstrate Novel Techniques to Manufacture Advanced Complex Three-dimensional Fuel Injector Nozzle Shapes to Improve Combustion Efficiency and Reduce

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-07-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number: A062-226-0978
Amount: $69,915.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-226
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
TRANSLUME
655 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 103627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Haddock
 VP Product Development
 (734) 528-6135
 tomhaddock@translume.com
Business Contact
 Eric Jacobson
Title: VP Finance
Phone: (734) 528-6371
Email: ericjacobson@translume.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to investigate the application of our proprietary and proven technique of writing holes in fused silica to the manufacture of diesel fuel injector nozzles. Specifically, this unique process should permit the creation of complex hollowed shapes in transparent fused silica injector nozzles. These shapes may have undercuts, Y-branching, internal baffles, guides, and other complex features that cannot be attained by the current techniques used to produce holes in fuel injector nozzles. These hollowed shapes cannot even be obtained using the latest ultrafast laser ablation technology when using non-transparent materials.

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