Small, Heavy Fuel, Compression Ignition Small UAV Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$98,900.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DAAH0103CR175
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB2-0413
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
602374951
Principal Investigator
 Rich Moon
 Consulting Mechanical Eng
 (520) 573-6300
 rmoon@acrtucson.com
Business Contact
 Brett Waldo
Title: Controller
Phone: (520) 573-6300
Email: 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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