Small, Heavy Fuel, Compression Ignition Small UAV Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH0103CR175
Agency Tracking Number: 02SB2-0413
Amount: $98,900.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: 602374951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rich Moon
 Consulting Mechanical Eng
 (520) 573-6300
Business Contact
 Brett Waldo
Title: Controller
Phone: (520) 573-6300
Research Institution
The goal of this proposed DARPA SBIR project is to design, build and test a high efficiency 2 cycle ceramic/polymer engine that will run on JP-8 fuel with a self-contained onboard starter generator. The engine system will ncorporate a ceramic piston,cylinder, and head with lightweight polymer engine casing. The use of high wear thermally insulating ceramics will greatly eliminate the need for lubricant additives and allow for a lightweight polymer casing thus reducing engine weight by as much as 40%.Commercial markets include application in small UAV;s, small gas powered landscaping tools, model airplane industry, go-carts and mini-bikes.

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