A 42% Fuel Efficient, 650-HP, Advanced Diesel Technology Demonstrator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-08-C-0298
Agency Tracking Number: A062-228-2716
Amount: $1,245,550.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-228
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
4338 West Monarch Place, Milwaukee, WI, 53208
DUNS: 604182055
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Hirsch
 (414) 342-1881
Business Contact
 Nicholas Hirsch
Title: President
Phone: (414) 342-1881
Email: aedcorp@execpc.com
Research Institution
AED Corp., C-K Technologies, Control Systems inc, and Digital-Engines will structure and focus their collective expertise to design, optimize technologies, build, test, and develop a 650-hp advanced diesel technologies demonstrator. The work will be supported by AED’s Phase II Advanced Military Diesel Engine (AMDE) program. During Phase I this team of experts incorporated AMDE design features, specifications, and performance targets into custom modeling and simulation programs. Phase I Option: an AMDE will be reconfigured to test and validate the sample model and simulation programs, and the preliminary 650-hp engine specifications were identified. The Phase II program will be incorporated with AMDE work to explore all the technologies potentially beneficial to achieving the 42% fuel efficiency. Optimized technologies will be incorporated in a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) based, dyno test and developed 650-hp prototype. The majority of these technologies are also directly applicable to improving the performance of the 6.5L HMMWV engine. AED’s current AMDE program is hardware test and development oriented. Adding modeling and simulation, validated by AMDE demonstrators, is an ideal program to quickly explore and advance the diesel technologies needed to develop and produce a dual use range of horsepower size fuel efficient, high power density, advanced diesel engines needed to power Future Combat System (FCS) vehicles including hybrid electric – manned and unmanned. This proposal brings together the current and previous TACOM directed SBIR work of both AED and C-K Technologies in a delivered product that directly benefits the individual soldier and is invaluable to TACOM in its quest for advanced propulsion systems.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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