Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: FA8650-14-M-2470
Agency Tracking Number: O133-PR5-1020
Amount: $149,949.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD13-PR5
Solicitation Number: 2013.3
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-12-08
Small Business Information
FL, Suite 110, Jupiter, FL, 33458-7887
DUNS: 048159342
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tim Miller
 Program Manager
 (561) 427-6350
Business Contact
 Lloyd Mazer
Title: Director of Contracts and Pricing
Phone: (561) 427-6337
Research Institution
Florida Turbine Technologies proposes an oil-free bearing shaft support system for an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) internal combustion (IC) engine turbocharger. During the course of Phase 1, FTT will design a light-weight high performance UAS turbocharger for IC engines in the 150 horsepower class. A conceptual design of the turbocharger system capable of providing sufficient boost pressure will be presented upon completion of the initial conceptual design phase. The oil-free bearing system will provide precision shaft position control, enabling very small turbine and compressor wheel to housing clearances that enable maximum efficiency. The conceptual design of the oil-free turbocharger will also be shown to enable maximized engine power-to-weight while reducing fuel consumption over the range of potential operating conditions.

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