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Diesel Waste Heat Recovery Utilizing a SuperTurbocharger

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97775
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-194-0499
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-194
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc.
200 West Mountain Ave. Suite A-105 Fort Collins, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Diesel Waste Heat Recovery Utilizing a SuperTurbocharger
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0190
Award Amount: $117,292.00
 

Abstract:

SuperTurbocharger is a compact, low cost, lightweight device being developed for maximum exhaust heat recovery from most piston engines such as those used in U.S. Army ground vehicles. The recovered energy is mechanically transferred to the engine crankshaft by the device, thereby improving the fuel efficiency. Conversely, the same SuperTurbocharger can accelerate the compressor in fraction of a second to reduce turbo lag. Preliminary modeling and tests conducted using the first and second generation prototypes on natural gas, diesel and gasoline engines were very promising. In Phase I, an engine will be selected and modeled without the SuperTurbocharger to establish the baseline on fuel efficiency. Further modeling will be performed on the same engine using the SuperTurbocharger to turbo compound exhaust energy to the maximum. Data will be compared to determine the feasibility of fuel efficiency gains. After successful completion of Phase I, the Phase I option will be exercised to design the SuperTurbocharger based on the Phase I model. In Phase II, a heat recovery system will be developed and built for testing on the selected engine in a laboratory. Necessary improvements will be made to the prototype to be ready for testing on a vehicle in Phase III.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Vandyne
CTO
9704070005
ed@vandynesuperturbo.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Waldron
VP Operations
9702190688
ron@biosearchtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc.
200 West Mountain Ave. Suite A-105 Fort Collins, CO 80521

EIN/Tax ID: 800427741
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No