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ENGINE-MOUNTED OIL ANALYSIS SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12346
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12346
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Combustion & Fuel Research Inc
857-9 S Wagner Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: ENGINE-MOUNTED OIL ANALYSIS SENSOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,843.00
 

Abstract:

THE WORK PROPOSED IN THIS STUDY WILL TAKE RESULTS FROM CFR LABORATORY RESEARCH OF ENGINE OIL DEGRADATION AND APPLY IT TO THE ARMY'S REQUIREMENT FOR AN ENGINE-MOUNTED SENSOR. THE BASIC CONCEPTS PROPOSED USE SPECIFIC WAVELENGTH RANGES IN THE INFRA-RED TO DETECT DEGRADATION PATTERNS MOST SPECIFICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF OIL QUALITY IN DIESEL ENGINES. PHASE I CONCENTRATES PRIMARILY ON LOSS OF DISPERSANCY; PHASE II WILL CONCENTRATE MORE ON OTHER AREAS SUCH AS OXIDATION, LOSS OF ZDP, AND NITRATION. PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF MEASUREMENTS MADE ON DIESEL ENGINE OIL SAMPLES TAKEN DURING A MILEAGE-ACCUMULATION STUDY HAVE SUPPORTED THE CONCEPT THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO DETECT IMMINENT DISPERSANT FAILURE BY A MEANS OTHER THAN FORMS OF OIL DEGRADATION IS A WELL ESTABLISHED LABORATORY TECHNIQUE. THE SENSOR CONCEPT IS SIMPLE, AND THE OUTPUT SIGNALS WILL BE INTERPRETED BASED ON INCORPORATION OF ACCUMULATED KNOWLEDGE FROM TESTING INTO A CONTROL ALGORITHM.

Principal Investigator:

Dr John C Hilliard
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Combustion & Fuel Research Inc
857-9 S Wagner Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48103

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No