JP-8 Powered Flameless Griddle for Army Field Kitchens

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-10-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: A2-3920
Amount: $1,478,990.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: A08-187
Solitcitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Duns: 072021041
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Darin Knaus
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 643-3800
 dak@creare.com
Business Contact
 James Barry
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Army is seeking to develop more efficient, safer logistics fuel burners for cooking appliances in field kitchens. Existing appliances that operate on logistics fuel primarily involve open flames which are inherently inefficient and vent both heat and potentially hazardous combustion products into the kitchen atmosphere. To improve efficiency, comfort, and safety, we are developing fully enclosed logistics fuel burner technology that can be mated with multiple kitchen appliances. Kitchen appliances are retrofit with heat exchangers to transfer heat from the burner exhaust to the cooking appliance. Exhaust is then vented outside of the kitchen. During Phase I, we demonstrated the feasibility of our approach using a commercially-available oil burner, custom heat exchanger, and steam griddle appliance. During Phase II, we will optimize the burner for the combat feeding application and develop a lightweight version of the steam griddle. We will then perform a detailed demonstration of the integrated burner-griddle system. In addition, we will develop design concepts for interfacing the burner with other cooking appliances, such as ovens and kettles.

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