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LOW-COST, PORTABLE AND AUTOMATED SMOKE POINT TESTING APPARATUS FOR MILITARY…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-010-0113
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10A-T010
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
Innosense, LLC
2531 West 237th Street Torrace, CA 90505-5245
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: LOW-COST, PORTABLE AND AUTOMATED SMOKE POINT TESTING APPARATUS FOR MILITARY APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0040
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Fuels for Army use undergo rigorous analysis to determine many chemical and physical properties before they are used in Army vehicles. The property of fuels to produce smoke or soot is one such specification used to determine fuel quality. Smoke production of a diffusion flame produced by a kerosene fuel can be correlated to the chemical composition of the fuel. Unfortunately, the standard used to determine the smoke producing properties of kerosene fuels suffers from various drawbacks as noted in the topic description. InnoSense LLC (ISL) has teamed with a notable technical expert in the relevant area to develop a modern technique that satisfies the Army needs. In Phase I, two different approaches will be investigated to demonstrate the feasibility of an automated testing device that builds on the latest engineering knowledge. The results of Phase I will determine which one of the two approaches will be further developed to a form-factor prototype in Phase II. At the end of Phase II, the prototype will be delivered to the Army for further testing and evaluation. For commercializing the device, ISL has teamed with two partners. Their support letters are attached.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas W. Owen
Research Scientist
(310) 530-2011
thomas.owen-1@innosense.us

Business Contact:

Kisholoy Goswami
President
(310) 530-2011
kisholoy.goswami@innosense.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

InnoSense LLC
2531 West 237th Street Suite 127 Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 364501803
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The Pennsylvania State University
Office of Sponsored Programs
110 Technology Center Building
University Park, PA 16802-7000
Contact: David W. Richardson
Contact Phone: (814) 865-1372