Small Diesel Engine for Modular Power

Period of Performance: 07/11/2011 - 01/11/2012


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

D-star Engineering Corp.
4 Armstrong Road
Shelton, CT 06484
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


The project aims to engage in design, modeling and simulation of a heavy fuel engine that meets the specific needs of the Army (300 500 Watts of rated mechanical power). Phase 1 tasks include definition of an engine that can meet the power needs, parametric design of the engine, engine modeling, variational performance analysis & optimization, prediction of engine performance, optimization of the size and design of the engine, reporting and planning for a potential Phase 2. A Phase 1 Option will engage in experimental validation of critical technologies.