Exploratory Development for A Controllable Combustion Process for Improved Power-Density and Fuel Economy within Multi-Fueled, Low Heat Rejection Comp
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ADRENALINE RESEARCH, INC.
3 Brent Drive, Hudson, MA, 01749
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AbstractThe goal of this proposal is to develop a feed back controlled combustion process for high power density, near stoichiometric air/fuel ratio diesel engines, capable of running on multi-fuels, with superior cold start capability. The company, its advisors and suppliers will introduce new innovative concepts to achieve the goal of delivering power greater than 1 hp/lb. Adrenaline Research has developed technology known as the "SMARTFIREr" Plasma Ignition, which will enable an engine to achieve all of the Army's major objectives. SmartFire's high intensity in-cylinder plasma energy will deliver reliable cold starting and good low load operation of a low compression diesel engine, without the need for any external cold start aid. With SmartFire's combustion feedback to the engine management system, the combustion process will be tightly controlled to allow the engine to switch to different fuels on the fly, without engine modification. To achieve the goal of greater than 4 atmospheres of boost; two properly sized turbochargers will be used in series, each one with its own compact intercooler. Selective cooling, in addition to in-cylinder and exhaust port surface treatment will reduce the thermal load, and increase thermal energy delivered to the turbochargers.
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