High Efficiency, Compact, and Cost Effective Variable Speed Engine Accessory Drive System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,968.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-12-M-0078
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-165-0386
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-165
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Streamline Automation, LLC
3100 Fresh Way SW, Huntsville, AL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124289294
Principal Investigator:
Stelu Deaconu
Principal Engineer
(256) 713-1220
Stelu.Deaconu@StreamlineAutomation.
Business Contact:
Alton Reich
Member
(256) 713-1220
Alton.Reich@StreamlineAutomation.bi
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Supplying fuel to vehicles deployed in the field is a significant hurdle requiring complex logistics and specialized equipment. One avenue for reducing the amount of fuel needed is a better utilization of engine power output by improving the operational performance of engine accessory systems such as the cooling fan, alternator, AC compressor, and various pumps. Streamline Automation proposes a development program designed to explore the feasibility of achieving optimal accessory operation with an ultra-compact, continuously variable mechanical drive. Phase I efforts will concentrate on providing estimates of relative improvements in engine performance, concept development and experimental demonstration of the concept in a laboratory setting. During Phase 2, our efforts will focus on demonstrating two system prototypes compatible with class 4-8 truck engines: one designed for the engine cooling fan and the other for the air conditioning compressor. At the end of Phase 2, the prototypes will be delivered to the Navy for independent testing in a relevant environment.

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