Investigation of Variable Energy Assisted Compress
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Investigation of Variable Energy Assisted Compression Ignition The ARL-VTD is working on a Multi-fuel Capable Hybrid Electric Propulsion (MCHEP) project to enable improved propulsion efficiency and multi-fuel capability for small engines powering future robotic UGS and UAS. One of the key component technologies to enable MCHEP is Variable Energy Assisted Compression Ignition (VEACI) that will investigate variable energy assist technology to enable adaptive propulsion with wider range of fuels. The candidate shall characterize and develop capability and limitations of energy addition technologies and its control, and ignition/combustion sensing and control architecture. The candidate shall have a profound understanding of engine combustion processes, and analytical skills to develop control logic. The candidate will research closely with the ARL-VTD engineers to develop VEACI technologies that will provide operational flexibility to the Army air and ground combat system. Keywords: Combustion; Ignition; Compression ignition; Detection; Control Click here for more information

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