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Very Small, Heavy-Fuel Engine (VSHF) Concepts

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81453
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-075-1890
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IRON BAY MODEL CO.
3301 Chapline Street Wheeling, WV 26003
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Very Small, Heavy-Fuel Engine (VSHF) Concepts
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-09-C-0011
Award Amount: $729,984.00
 

Abstract:

The military has a great need for very small, heavy-fuel (diesel or JP-8) engines for a wide variety of applications (e.g. small, unmanned air and ground vehicles, and power generation). Likewise the commercial small engine market (lawn tools, chainsaws, and model aircraft) can benefit from engines that burn heavy and alternative fuels while producing reduced emissions. However, there are numerous problems that have limited the development of a suitable engine with less than five horsepower that overcomes present day size and technology limitations. There are four significant technical challenges to efficiently burn heavy fuel in VSHF, IC engines: 1.) High compression. 2.) Well atomized or vaporized fuel/air mixture. 3.) Timed Ignition. 4.) Rapid fuel burn. The application of Compression Ignition by Air Injection engine technology will lead to small engines that are capable of efficiently burning heavy fuel.

Principal Investigator:

John Craig
President
7245548879
jcraig@iron-bay.com

Business Contact:

John Craig
President
7245548879
jcraig@iron-bay.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IRON BAY MODEL CO.
3301 Chapline Street Wheeling, WV 26003

EIN/Tax ID: 541997981
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No