SURVEY OF STANDBY POWER SYSTEMS.
Technical note (Final) for 1 Jul 64-31 Mar 65,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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The survey indicates that the well-established concepts of engine design are here to stay for a comparatively long time, and that accordingly, any replacement of standby sets at naval shore stations in the near future will be by standard engines from current manufacturers, improved only in design details to attain higher efficiency. It is considered that, of the various research and development programs now in progress and reported in this note, the following show the most promise Variable-compression-ratio diesel engine, supercharged version, using the BICERA hydraulically-actuated piston. Piston-turbine compound diesel engine concept of Southwest Research Institute. The Thiokol Chemical Corporation Dyna-Star diesel engine design. The Witzky Stratification Process of Southwest Research Institute for gasoline engines. Direct-drive, high-frequency, gas turbine-driven power generators with static frequency conversion systems. Author