Small, Heavy Fuel, Compression Ignition Small UAV Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,900.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAH0103CR175
Award Id:
63459
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB2-0413
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602374951
Principal Investigator:
Rich Moon
Consulting Mechanical Eng
(520) 573-6300
rmoon@acrtucson.com
Business Contact:
Brett Waldo
Controller
(520) 573-6300
b.waldo@acrtucson.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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