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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0270
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-033-0067
Amount: $99,509.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T033
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
2197 Brookwood Dr., South Elgin, IL, 60177
DUNS: 130455335
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike Boruta
 Principal Investigator
 (847) 628-4709
Business Contact
 Jack Jerovsek
Title: Partner
Phone: (616) 837-8975
Research Institution
 Southwest Research Institute
 Scott Hotz
 6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX, 78238
 (210) 684-5111
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
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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