Advanced Rotary Diesel Engine Fuel Injection System for Unmanned and Manned Ground Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,099.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-11-C-0299
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-064-0433
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-064
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Baker Engineering Inc.
17165 Power Dr., Nunica, MI, 49448
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
941348278
Principal Investigator:
Jack Jerovsek
President
(616) 837-8975
bei@pathwaynet.com
Business Contact:
Susan Jerovsek
Contract Administrator
(616) 837-8975
bakereng@pathwaynet.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Baker Engineering Inc. (BEI) proposes the use of a new heavy fuel Micro Injection System, paired with the R351 Rotary Engine, to exceed the specifications of this SBIR solicitation. BEI is uniquely qualified for this program as the company is currently developing a heavy fuel Micro Injection System for small engine applications, performs Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis in-house, and has rotary engine experience including a current program to convert a gasoline powered rotary engine to heavy fuel operation. The system proposed for this effort is a new high pressure heavy fuel Micro Fuel Injection System which includes a Micro Injector (TRL 7), Micro Pump (TRL 5) and a small electronic controller that have already demonstrated strong potential through bench testing (performance and durability) and on-engine testing. To support Micro Injection System development, BEI has developed and utilizes CFD simulation platforms for both Micro Fuel Injector Design Evaluation and Rotary Engine Evaluation. BEI proposes utilization of the new R351 Rotary Engine (350cc), under development by L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems, for this SBIR program.

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