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)