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AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR DETERMINATION OF JP-8 SMOKE POINT AND LUMINOMETER NUMBER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-010-0377
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10A-T010
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
Engineering and Scientific Innovations, Inc.
6740 Kelseys Oak Ct Cincinnati, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR DETERMINATION OF JP-8 SMOKE POINT AND LUMINOMETER NUMBER
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0031
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Engineering & Scientific Innovations, Inc. (ESI) in cooperation with University of Cincinnati (UC) will develop an automated, standalone radiative heat and smoke point measurement device that provides improved accuracy and removes much of the subjectivity of the current method (ASTM D1322) by incorporating more modern and automated equipment. The proposed system utilizes a standard, laminar diffusion flame within a calibrated, documented and well conditioned naturally convecting airflow environment. Sensors connected to a fan controller ensure a constant mass flow rate independent exiting the test fixture, allowing for constant burn rates independent of fuel specimen. Radiative heat transfer measurements will be accomplished using optically sensitive instrumentation that is benchmarked against highly resolved spectral and blackbody radiators. Correlations will be developed between the quantities obtained by ASTM D1322 and the newly proposed methodologies for generational comparison between past and present data.

Principal Investigator:

Norman Toy
Chief Engineer
(513) 605-3700
dr.toy@esi-solutionsinc.com

Business Contact:

Michael Disimile
Director of Business Development
(513) 605-3700
mdisimile@esi-solutionsinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Engineering and Scientific Innovations, Inc.
6740 Kelseys Oak Ct Cincinnati, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 311330961
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Cincinnati
Dept of Aerospace Engineering
2600 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45221-
Contact: Peter Disimile
Contact Phone: (513) 556-3355