Small Diesel Engine for Modular Power

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-13-C-0065
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5202
Amount: $487,280.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-068
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
D-Star Engineering Corporation
4 Armstrong Road, Shelton, CT, -
DUNS: 804906469
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 S. Dev
 Principal Investigor
 (703) 724-0651
Business Contact
 S. Dev
Title: President
Phone: (203) 925-7630
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase 2 project will develop and demonstrate a 300-500W heavy fuel engine to provide modular power for an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). The engine will be a Modified Commercial Off The Shelf (M-COTS) gasoline engine that will operate on DF2, JP8, other heavy fuels as well as gasoline in an emergency. The project will test, validate and deliver a prototype, along with a Final Report on the test procedures followed. In addition to the engine and its control system, the prototype will include a starter-generator and power conversion electronics for bi-directional hybrid-electric power transfer. Specific objectives for the Phase 2 include development of a M-COTS heavy fuel engine based on a COTS gasoline engine, fabrication of engine components, assembly of engine, testing of the engine on a dynamometer, post-run inspections of engine, revisions as needed, selection of an optimum motor/generator and power electronics, definition, design, fabrication and optimization of a FADEC for the system, assembly of a'Power Core'with the M-COTS HFE, M/G and power electronics, testing and optimization of the power core, data processing and reporting.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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