Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$149,949.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-14-M-2470
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O133-PR5-1020
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD13-PR5
Solicitation Number:
2013.3
Small Business Information
FL, Suite 110, Jupiter, FL, 33458-7887
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
048159342
Principal Investigator:
TimMiller
Program Manager
(561) 427-6350
TMiller@fttinc.com
Business Contact:
LloydMazer
Director of Contracts and Pricing
(561) 427-6337
LMazer@fttinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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