Advanced Gas Turbine Engine Exhaust Waste Heat Recovery System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$299,223.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-13-C-4517
Agency Tracking Number:
N103-229-0106
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N103-229
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Candent Technologies Incorporated
6107 W. Airport Blvd, Suite 190, Greenfield, IN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
084066641
Principal Investigator:
Emanuel Papandreas
Vice President Engineeri
(317) 336-4477
mannyp@candent-technologies.com
Business Contact:
Hernando Munevar
President&DEO
(317) 336-4478
hmunevar@candent-technologies.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Navy ships use of gas turbine engines for both main propulsion and shipboard electrical power generation. With a typical simple cycle gas turbine nearly 65% of the energy consumed is typically lost as waste heat. Safely and efficiently recovering electrical power from this source of energy equal to an amount of power to provide a 20% reduction in fuel consumption is the program goal. Also important is the avoidance of systems that are expensive, maintenance intensive or systems that employ working fluids that could be dangerous if they were to be released inside the closed confines of a ship. To meet these program requirements, Candent Technologies is developing a waste heat recovery system utilizing an air (Brayton) bottoming cycle with the requisite heat exchangers and turbomachinery. This system has the potential to exceed the program goal of 20% fuel savings, as well as remain low cost and safe for the crewmembers. The Phase I program performed thermodynamic analysis, system trade studies and the preliminary design of a waste heat recovery system for the Rolls-Royce 501K17/K34 engine used for auxiliary power on destroyers and cruisers. The Phase II program performs the final design, hardware fabrication and test of a full scale bottoming cycle engine.

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