Aldie, VA (PRWEB) February 23, 2010
Box Design, Reston, VA has developed the three chamber diesel. To date, five prototypes have been built. This work is being done in collaboration with NuGen Mobility, Inc., based in Ashburn, VA (http://www.NGMcorp.com). NuGen manufactures electric propulsion systems for vehicles of many types. Their interest is in combining the wide load range of the three chamber diesel with their electric drive, raising hybrid vehicles to a new level of performance and efficiency.
The research that was rejected by DARPA is a two-stroke diesel engine, the same as in locomotives where fuel efficiency is most important. The design has a reciprocating combustion chamber whose motion is difficult to visualize. The combustion chamber is encircled by the supercharger. The funding was sought to bring the patented design to a point that a working prototype could be built with confidence. Such an invention would be valuable to diesel engine manufacturers who seek high efficiency over a wide power band.
Leo Christodoulou of DARPA chose not to fund this because, “The innovation is in the design and not in any new concepts with revolutionary potential." Not stressed in the rejected research proposal was that this invention resolves the mystery of MACHOs and WIMPs. In the search for dark matter, physicists have two competing theories: MAssive Compact Halo Objects and Weakly Interactive Massive Particles. The three chamber diesel research program has unexpectedly broken new ground in this area. The combustion chamber is massively compact, centrally located and of variable size. This chamber oscillates so it is difficult to locate and measure. Additional confusion has been created by the Halo Objects. Although they are fixed in space, their pulsating volume obscures the combustion chamber. Automotive engineers, who are not distracted by neutrinos and such, immediately recognize the halos as superchargers and secondary expansion chambers. Engine designers also see the beauty and symmetry of the engine with cylinders mirrored across a planetary crankshaft. Physicists on both sides of the global warming argument welcome this advance because a more efficient engine is better for the environment.
It can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFC30QbC1Rg