Accession Number:

ADA508721

Title:

Development of a Lightweight, Multifuel-Capable, 30kWe APU for Non-Primary Power

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-08-17

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A methodology for rapid development of purpose-built, heavy-fueled engines is being created. The methodology leverages best-in-class computational tools, component supplier expertise, user-programmable ECUs, and rapid prototyping to quickly provide custom engines for demanding military applications. First-tier automotive suppliers are being used extensively on non-complex standard components to reduce the development time. Our design methodology aggressively eliminates unnecessary components and incorporates various other weight-saving features to minimize system weight. The anticipated total development time to a working prototype is less than 15 months for this first iteration of the methodology, and will be further reduced for any subsequent design iterations.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Air Breathing Engines (Unconventional)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE