Development of Electronic Controlled Fuel Injector and Pump Suitable for 5-20 Horsepower Diesel Cycle Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,746.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0270
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-033-0067
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T033
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Kinetic BEI, LLC
2197 Brookwood Dr., South Elgin, IL, 60177
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130455335
Principal Investigator:
Mike Boruta
Principal Investigator
(847) 628-4709
kineticresearch@sbcglobal.net
Business Contact:
Jack Jerovsek
Partner
(616) 837-8975
bakereng@pathwaynet.com
Research Institution:
Southwest Research Institute
Scott Hotz
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX, 78238
(210) 684-5111
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Kinetic BEI intends to design an electronically controlled, common rail, heavy fuel injection system suitable for application on engines in the 5-20 Hp range. The system will feature a Micro Fuel Injector and Micro Pump that are currently under development. This Phase I STTR will focus on developing the complete heavy fuel injection system, complete with an electronic controller. It will also facilitate development of higher pressure micro injectors and pumps, and fund the exploration of piezo actuation for better injector performance. This additional research and development effort will ultimately increase the odds of success, and speed up the timeline for application of this technology on current and future small engine development programs. The opportunity to expand the research and development of this miniature/micro fuel injection system through a Phase I STTR program will have far-reaching implications in both the military and commercial engine development programs.

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