Sonex Research, Inc. - Sonex Combustion System | Annapolis, MD

Combustion specialists

Combustion Specialists


Sonex Research, Inc., a small business in Annapolis, Maryland, is developing and commercializing its patented Sonex Combustion System (SCS) technology which enables major advancements in the state-of-the-art of combustion in two-stroke and four-stroke internal combustion engines. The Sonex engineering and technological team is headed by founder Dr. Andrew A. Pouring, a former Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy.

• Convert gasoline engines to run on safer diesel-kerosene-type “heavy fuels” for use in military

  and commercial applications such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and generator sets

• Improve combustion stability, fuel consumption, power, emissions and reliability of stationary

  engines operating on natural gas

• Lean-burn combustion process for the automotive market for gasoline direct injected (GDI)

  engines to cost effectively improve fuel mileage 25% to 30% and reduce emissions

• Reduction of particulates in direct injected diesel engines

• The Boeing Company, Defense, Space and Security Systems

• Insitu, Inc.

• QinetiQ North America, Inc.

• U.S. Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) on behalf of the Marine Corps

• U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

SCS applications include:

Current and former customers include: