Development of Electronic Controlled Fuel Injector and Pump Suitable for 5-20 Horsepower Diesel Cycle Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$748,843.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-11-C-0488
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-033-0067
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10A-T033
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
2197 Brookwood Dr., South Elgin, IL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130455335
Principal Investigator:
Mike Boruta
Partner
(630) 400-6454
kineticresearch@sbcglobal.net
Business Contact:
Jack Jerovsek
Partner
(616) 837-8975
bakereng@pathwaynet.com
Research Institute:
Southwest Research Institute
Scott Hotz
6220 Culebra Road
P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, TX, 78228-0510
(734) 786-3766
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Phase II will enable KBEI to demonstrate a complete high pressure Micro Injection System on a Navy UAV engine in a laboratory environment. While the Micro Injectors and Micro Pump have been successfully proven at lower pressures, this STTR program has facilitated research and development of a higher pressure injection system designed for use with heavy fuels. At the conclusion of the Phase II STTR, the demonstration will include field capable hardware and controls operating a high BMEP-style engine. A TRL 7 for the complete fuel delivery system is expected. The Micro Injection system will feature a high pressure Micro Injector (target to 30,000 psi), a high pressure Micro Pump, and a small engine controller. The effort will include design and development, modeling and analysis utiling in-house Computtaional Fluid Dynamic analysis and Finite Element Analysis, as well as fabrication and demonstration of the hardware through bench testing and laboratory testing. In parallel to the demonstration, KBEI will execute a transition plan to provide field ready (TRL 8-9) system capable in field use. Strategic partners, engine suppliers and UAV integrators will be a key to a successful transition of the Micro Injection technology into the field.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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