Accession Number : ADA193321

Title :   Signature Suppression Kits for the MIL-STD 10KW Gasoline Driven Engine-Generator Set.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Sep 83-30 Apr 85,

Corporate Author : AREA THERM CORP LORTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Allard, Edward F

PDF Url : ADA193321

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The project objectives of this report were: (1) To conduct investigations on thermal and acoustical signatures of the 10KW, 60HZ Model 018A Gasoline Engine Driven generator sets as mounted on the 619/M trailer; (2) To build experimental suppressors for the 10KW E-G sets and to test these suppressors; (3) To fabricate and deliver suppressors for two trailers; (4) To fabricate and deliver kits for four additional E-G sets; (5) To provide a data package. The seemingly impossible goal of 70dBA measured at 7 meters was achieved and was surpassed in fact. This was done without enclosing the entire set. The suppressor did not significantly increase the 10KW operating temperatures. The kit form of the design allows for rapid access for maintenance. The design eliminates recirculation when the set is mounted on a trailer, thus helping the cooling problem. The design reduces but does not eliminate the thermal signature problem.

Descriptors :   *ENGINE GENERATOR SETS, ACCESS, ACOUSTIC SIGNATURES, COOLING, QUICK REACTION, SIGNATURES, SUPPRESSORS, THERMAL RADIATION, TRAILERS, GASOLINE

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE