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Cetane Sensor for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Propulsion Systems that…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-158-1463
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-158
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
YELLOWSTONE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS
BOX 160183, 3065 CROW KING RD BIG SKY, MT 59716-0183
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Cetane Sensor for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Propulsion Systems that Operate on Heavy Fuel
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-13-M-2393
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a lightweight, compact Cetane sensor interfaced to a fiberoptic probe immersed in the RPA fuel tank to continuously measure, update and report Cetane number to the engine electronics for control of engine settings for RPA internal combustion engines (ICE) operating on heavy fuels. The sensor will be based on laser light scattering and will be made small and light enough to be part of the RPA system, able to make real time calculations of the Cetane number of the fuel being utilized. BENEFIT: Success of both Phases of the SBIR program would move the Company rapidly toward the development of a device for jet fuel analysis in the field designed both for commercial markets and for meeting the Air Force specifications for use in the RPA environment.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Clarke
President
(406) 995-2535
clarke@bu.edu

Business Contact:

Richard Clarke
President
(406) 995-2535
clarke@bu.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

Yellowstone Scientific Instruments
3065 Crow King Road PO Box 160183 Big Sky, MT -

EIN/Tax ID: 033321684
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No