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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,509.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0270
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-033-0067
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10A-T033
Small Business Information
Kinetic BEI, LLC
2197 Brookwood Dr., South Elgin, IL, 60177
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
130455335
Principal Investigator
 Mike Boruta
 Principal Investigator
 (847) 628-4709
 kineticresearch@sbcglobal.net
Business Contact
 Jack Jerovsek
Title: Partner
Phone: (616) 837-8975
Email: 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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