Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

207  University of North Texas  (84503)

Principal Investigator: Berman,Diana

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 780,003

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: - 7/26/22

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Materials Science & Engineer

Department, Center, School, or Institute: College of Engineering

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Materials for Internal Combustion Engines

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Army Research Office

Program Title: N/A
CFDA Linked: Basic Scientific Research


1.1.1 (SAM); The objective of this work is to evaluate, refine, apply, and validate state-of-the-art surface engineering technologies to enhance multi-fuel capability to meet Army specific needs and requirements for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) propulsion. Current UAS propulsion systems rely on ground vehicle internal combustion engines (ICE) that fail to meet future Army requirements of sustained operation under extreme operating conditions of continuous high power at variable altitudes with fuels of widely varying properties. These requirements can be achieved with advances in reduced weight materials, higher temperature operation, and increased material reliability. The efforts are planned under close collaborations between UNT faculty, graduate students and ARL scientists and engineers, where joint research leveraging expertise and facilities, joint technical reviews, discussions and documentation of the project results in joint scientific publications would be considered to monitor the progress of this collaborative effort. The proposed work is designed to advance surface engineering technologies in support of CCDC Army Research Laboratory VersatIle taCTical pOwer and pRopulsion (VICTOR) Essential Research Program (ERP) to enable domestic manufacturing capabilities of future Multi-Fuel Capable Engine (MFCE) for UAS applications.

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