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Rapid Field Test Method(s) to Measure Additive Concentrations in Military Fuel

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81618
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-203-1290
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies Inc.
200 Westside Square suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801-4875
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Rapid Field Test Method(s) to Measure Additive Concentrations in Military Fuel
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-09-C-0045
Award Amount: $729,797.00
 

Abstract:

Detection of fuel quality and fuel additive status in petroleum at multiple points in the fuel delivery chain is highly desirable in order to prevent military vehicles from being disabled by low quality fuel. In the Phase I, Polaris Sensor Technologies investigated a large number of analytical techniques to assess the concentration of various fuel additives. After eliminating a number of techniques for lack of sensitivity, lack of specificity, or as an approach requiring instrumentation that would not ultimately be fieldable, we found several approaches to measure corrosion inhibitor and an off-the-shelf sensor for FSII. In the Phase II, Polaris will further assess the two techniques for the corrosion inhibitor, perform a downselection, and design, build, and test an integrated sensor for measurement of corrosion inhibitor and FSII. The final instrument will be portable and suitable for field testing. Polaris Sensor Technologies will partner with Southwest Research Institute, recognized authorities in Fuel quality, to develop the Portable Fuel Additive Sensor.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Pezzaniti
Sr Scientist
2565620087
larry.pezzaniti@polarissensor.com

Business Contact:

David Chenault
President
2565620087
david.chenault@polarisSensor.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
200 Westside Square Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801

EIN/Tax ID: 431998920
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No