Efficient, Low Emission Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-11-C-6540
Agency Tracking Number: N082-105-0143
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-105
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Kashmerick Engine Systems LLC
1120 Winston Park Court, Brookfield, WI, 53045-
DUNS: 142593361
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Kashmerick
 Owner and Principal Engin
 (262) 827-0495
 jpkashmerick@mac.com
Business Contact
 Gerald E.Kashmerick
Title: Owner and Principal Engin
Phone: (262) 827-0495
Email: jpkashmerick@mac.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The proposed Phase II program seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of a patent-pending 6-cycle continuous combustion engine system technology that is a modification of existing 4-cycle engines to address engine related concerns in small generators as experienced by the United States Marine Corps and others. Concerns include wet-stacking, low efficiency at low loads, improved emissions capabilities (especially high sulfur fuels), and improved mulit-fuel capability. Phase I analysis showed promising results of thermodynamic efficiency, addressing the MC concerns, and in solving the technical challenges of the 6-cycle system. The Phase II program is in two parts: (1) design and develop a Proof-of-Concept operational prototype for demonstration and preliminary data collection by modifying the existing 4-cycle Yanmar diesel engine to demonstrate the potential capability of the 6-cycle system and for demonstration to potential engine manufacturers, and (2) improve the design to optimize engine performance to meet MC performance targets and to achieve a 100 hour operational capability. Additional focus will be placed on cost effective manufacturability of the components that are new for converting a 4-cycle engine to a 6-cycle engine for future commercialization.

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