Accession Number:

ADA415911

Title:

Portable Power Generation Based on Mesoscale Free-Piston Knock Engine

Descriptive Note:

Final progress rept. 25 Jul 2001-30 Sep 2002

Corporate Author:

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC PLYMOUTH MN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The objective of this program is to develop and demonstrate a mesoscale free-piston knock engine operating on a variety of hydrocarbon fuels, such as propane, ethane, butane, and diesel. The goal is to deliver a 500 W pneumatic output in a 200 cu cm packaged volume, which can be used to power various mechanical systems, or to generate electricity via a high-speed air motor and generator. The overall engine efficiency goal is 44, thus giving a hydrocarbon-based power source an energy of 55 Whkg.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE