KEROSENE BASE FUELS IN SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$489,414.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15852
Agency Tracking Number:
15852
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2817 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gregory S Stevenson
Principal Investigator
(714) 597-6522
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES AN SBIR PHASE I PROJECT TO DEVELOP A METHOD TO CONVERT SMALL HIGH PERFORMANCE GASOLINE ENGINES TO KEROSENE BASE FUELS. ALMOST ALL OF THE SMALLER RATED GENERATOR SETS WHICH THE ARMY USES ARE GASOLINE DRIVEN. THE CONVERSION METHOD IS TO BE COST EFFECTIVE, COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE AND OF HIGH SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE. THIS PROPOSAL PROVIDES A SOLUTION TO REACH THESE OBJECTIVES WHILE MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE ENGINE LIFE AND UTILIZATION OF EXISTING STRUCTURE. BECAUSE OF THE HIGH CYLINDER PRESSURES REQUIRED FOR DIESEL IGNITION, DIVIDED CHAMBER CONCEPTS ARE EXPLORED. DIFFICULTIES CONNECTED WITH PROVIDING SMALL FUEL PUMP INJECTORS DICTATED THEIR ELIMINATION FOR SMALL ENGINES. THE COST BECOMES INCREASINGLY DISPROPORTIONATE AND PROHIBITIVE. THEREFORE, THE PROPOSAL ALSO EXPLORES PUMPLESS FUEL INJECTION. THE USE OF EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES WITH INNOVATIVE APPROACHES LEAD TO THE SIMPLICITY OF THE PROPOSED SOLUTION.

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