Miniature Electronic DFI for 5-20 Hp HFE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$67,087.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0271
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-033-0113
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T033
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
JM Harwood, LLC
3054 Leeman Ferry Rd., Suite D, Huntsville, AL, 35801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800407962
Principal Investigator:
Michael Harwood
President / Chief Enginee
(256) 489-0086
michael.r.harwood@jmharwood.com
Business Contact:
Jackie Harwood
Director of Finance and O
(636) 459-8398
jackie.harwood@jmharwood.com
Research Institution:
U of A Huntsville
Robert A Frederick
S225 Technology Hall
Huntsville, AL, 35899
(256) 824-7200
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
JM Harwood, LLC, and UAH Propulsion Research Center propose the development of an electronic miniature Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) system for 5-20 hp heavy fuel engines. This highly integrated Very Small Injection Technology (V-SInTech) DFI system will be capable of (a) multiple injections per cycle, (b) variable injection timing, (c) variable spray penetration depth, (d) real-time closed loop modification of injection timing to account for fuel properties, and (e) multi-fuel operation over a broad range of operating conditions. The proposed Phase I will expand the capability of a baseline V-SInTech DFI and ECU previously demonstrated. The V-SInTech DFI will produce fine atomization and precise control of the injection timing / fuel metering even at part-throttle conditions. The target engine for the Phase II demonstration of the V-SInTech DFI system is a heavy fuel, bolt-in replacement for the 3W-56 currently used in Honeywell's g-MAV UAV. The proposed Phase I will conduct four tasks. These will include (1) quantifying the relationship between critical control parameters, design parameters, and injector performance; (2) characterizing the baseline injector's spray; (3) updating the baseline injector design, and (4) identifying required additions to the ECU architecture.

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