LiquidPiston's X engine could enable the military to take better advantage of the efficiency, range and low noise benefits of electric propulsion, while eliminating electric-only disadvantages such as its high price tag and onboard battery weight.
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (PRWEB) August 07, 2018
LiquidPiston, an advanced internal combustion engine technology company, will be presenting a technical paper at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) starting today at the Novi Suburban Collection Showplace in Metro Detroit.
The 10th annual symposium will bring together more than 1,000 defense contractor executives, military program managers, engineers, and other key decision-makers over three days to discuss initiatives, programs, plans, and technologies in next-generation ground vehicles for both manned and unmanned systems.
LiquidPiston, will present a technical paper titled “Compact, Lightweight and High Efficiency Engine for Genset and Range Extender” within the Power & Mobility Technical Session taking place on Thursday to leaders from the Department of Defense (DoD), including Army Materiel Command, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Program Executive Offices (PEOs) for Army and United States Marine Corps (USMC) ground system portfolios; as well as industry and academic leaders.
The rotary ‘X’ engine developed by LiquidPiston offers an efficient, compact, lightweight, quiet, and vibration-free power solution. The X engine is an optimized rotary engine operating on a higher efficiency thermodynamic cycle, fundamentally improving efficiency and solving the sealing and operational limitations of the traditional Wankel rotary engine.
The technical achievements being presented by LiquidPiston at GVSETS include the development of the company’s compression ignited 30kW, 40hp X4 rotary engine for diesel and jet-fueled engines, which are relied upon by the military. LiquidPiston will also cover recent milestones achieved by the ‘X Mini Diesel’ (XMD) multi-fueled engine, which is currently in development for insertion into a hybrid-electric power supply to power the digital fire control system of the M777 Howitzer. In addition, LiquidPistion will present possible future applications of the X engine as a range extender for hybrid-electric military ground vehicles.
“A future, hybrid-electric military ground vehicle using a compact and efficient X engine as a range extender, along with a high speed alternator, and JP-8 or diesel fuel, would enable the military to take better advantage of the efficiency, range and low noise benefits of electric propulsion, while eliminating electric-only disadvantages such as its high price tag and onboard battery weight,” said Dr. Alexander Shkolnik, cofounder and CEO of LiquidPiston.
For more information on GVSETS visit http://www.ndia-mich.org/events/gvsets.
Read and download the full “Compact, Lightweight and High Efficiency Engine for Genset and Range Extender” technical paper here.
LiquidPiston, headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., is revolutionizing next-generation engine development. The company develops and licenses compact & efficient power solutions based on an optimized thermodynamic cycle and a new type of rotary engine architecture. LiquidPiston’s patented high-efficiency cycle is the biggest leap forward in combustion engine technology over the last 85 years. For more, see http://www.liquidpiston.com.
About GVSETS and ABPI
The Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) and the Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry (ABPI) is one of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Michigan Chapter’s key industry-government-academia events. The three-day event brings more than 1,000 executives, program managers, engineers, and other key decision-makers together to discuss initiatives, programs, plans, and technologies in the ground domain for both manned and unmanned systems.