Advanced Materials for the Design of Lightweight JP5/JP8/DS2 Fueled Engines for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0373
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-001-0126
Amount: $749,956.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T001
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Innovative Design & Research Inc.
338 W. Lafayette, Rushville, IL, 62681
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Meyer
 (217) 216-0686
Business Contact
 Daniel Meyer
Title: President
Phone: (217) 216-0686
Research Institution
 Western Illinois University
 Rafael Obregon
 1 University Circle, KH 333
Macomb, IL, 61455-1390
 (309) 252-1949
 Nonprofit college or university
The XS-Air engine should provide the highest power density with both diesel and gasoline piston engines. This would be especially true in smaller engines in where turbos or blowers are impractical. The XS-Air engine can solve the aviation industry problem of the potential phasing out Av-gas. The spark ignition XS-Air engine should be able to burn pump gas and still generate extreme power densities, due to its two stroke operation, constant boosting pressures, large working stroke, and the reduction of parts and weight of the engine. The SI XS-Air engine is highly boosted during start up and idle and its boost will not change when reaching full rpm. The diesel XS version will even be more attractive than the gasoline XS engine as it will be more powerful, the fuel consumption will be much less, the heat rejection will be much lower, and as diesel fuel does not contain lead it is much more environmentally friendly than Avgas.

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