Miniature Engine/Generator for 500 W Portable Electric Power Using Logistics Fuels

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAB15-03-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: A012-1152
Amount: $729,597.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
AERODYNE RESEARCH, INC.
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
DUNS: 030817290
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kurt Annen
 Principal Engineer
 (978) 663-9500
 kannen@aerodyne.com
Business Contact
 Charles Kolb
Title: President
Phone: (978) 663-9500
Email: kolb@aerodyne.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A scaled-up miniature engine can fill an emerging military need for portable power generation at the 500 W level for the Objective Force dismounted soldier. Aerodyne Research, Inc. will scale up its miniature IC engine (MICE) technology, that wasinitially developed at the 10 W scale, to provide 500 W electrical power using logistics fuels. The Phase I program showed the feasibility of scaling-up the miniature engine to the 500 W level, showed the feasibility of using JP-8 and diesel fuels at the500 W size scale, and showed a very compact and lightweight system design for the entire generator package. The Phase II program will build and demonstrate a 500 W generator using logistics fuels having the capability of meeting all Army requirements.Alightweight compact electric generator at the scale of several hundred watts has numerous commercial applications. These range from portable power at construction sites, to land and marine recreational uses, to emergency backup power. The ability to usediesel-type fuels is particularly attractive for many of these applications.

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