Diesel Waste Heat Recovery Utilizing a SuperTurbocharger

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$727,175.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W56HZV-11-C-0199
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4439
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-194
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc.
200 West Mountain Ave., Suite A-105, Fort Collins, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
858768091
Principal Investigator:
Ed VanDyne
President
(970) 401-0005
ed@vandynesuperturbo.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Waldron
VP Operations
(970) 988-2468
tom@vandynesuperturbo.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The VanDyne SuperTurbocharger a single device capable of supercharging, turbo charging and turbo compounding. The device mechanically controls the speed ratio between the engine crankshaft and the turbine/compressor. The SuperTurbocharger allows for improved engine transient response, increased power levels and an increase of overall fuel efficiency. During Phase I of this SBIR, VanDyne has completed GT-POWER modeling to verify the applicability of the device for the CAT 18L engine utilized in the Armys HET-A1. BSFC gains for targeted operating points exceed 6% and fuel efficiency is improved across all operating points. Turbo lag is eliminated and maximum engine power has been enhanced. An additional patent has been filed as a result of this work. During Phase II, a prototype will be developed for this application and tested in a laboratory environment. Phase II is intended to validate and demonstrate the positive results from Phase I. VanDyne is well positioned for commercialization of the SuperTurbocharger and intends to utilize Phase III for durability and vehicle testing. This testing will be followed by production for Army applications in parallel with similar programs for automotive and industrial customers.

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