Company Profile

Automotive Resources Inc
Profile last edited on: 8/30/2023      CAGE: 1WCZ3      UEI: KDL9JXEC1BE7

Business Identifier: Engine Ignition Systems
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Location Information

1926 Industrial Drive
Sandpoint, ID 83864
   (208) 265-2723
Location: Single
Congr. District: 01
County: Bonner

Public Profile

Automotive Resources Inc manufactures and develops The SmartPlug. The SmartPlug is a self-contained ignition system that may be retrofitted to existing spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines. The SmartPlug consists of a prechamber containing a catalytic heating element. Cold starting requires up to 25 watts/igniter from an external power supply. The SmartPlug can be started with a 1.5 volt "D" cell all the way up to a 40 volt battery, depending upon application and design. Once the engine is warmed up under moderate load, the power supply is no longer necessary. The SmartPlug becomes self-sustaining while under load. This unique ability of the SmartPlug is due to its catalytic ignition source

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Less than .5M
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Privately Held
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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2002 2 Army $1,482,051
Project Title: 1 kW Man-portable Hybrid-Electric Power System using Catalytic Fuel Ignition Technology
1999 1 EPA $70,000
Project Title: Clean Internal Combustion Engine Emissions With Catalytic Ignition System and Water-Alcohol Fuels
1999 1 NASA $70,000
Project Title: Catalytic Ignition System

Key People / Management

  Mike Toomey -- President

  Mark A Cherry

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