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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,597.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAB15-03-C-0011
Award Id:
58065
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-1152
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
030817290
Principal Investigator:
KurtAnnen
Principal Engineer
(978) 663-9500
kannen@aerodyne.com
Business Contact:
CharlesKolb
President
(978) 663-9500
kolb@aerodyne.com
Research Institute:
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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