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Field-Deployable Calibration System for Aircraft nvPM Emissions Measurements

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-19-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: 14-1 S1.07-907
Amount: $1,499,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Non-DOD
Solicitation Number: 2019.0
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-29
Small Business Information
45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821
United States
DUNS: 030817290
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Timothy Onasch
 (978) 663-9500
Business Contact
 Jiri Cistecky
Phone: (978) 663-9500
Research Institution

We propose to develop, test, and deliver to the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) a robust, cost-effective, and accurate field-deployable calibration system for verification and validation of approved regulatory instruments for measurements of military and commercial aircraft non-volatile particulate matter (nvPM) emissions. The field-deployable calibration system will consist of (1) a commercially available, quality ensured, nvPM particle source, (2) a simple, reproducible, and constant aerosolization and conditioning system, and (3) an integrated particle measurement package to verify the particle concentrations generated for calibration and testing purposes.This system will allow the Department of Defense to validate, in real-time (i.e., locally during testing), that their compliance testing of aircraft engines meet current and proposed EPA regulatory requirements for nvPM emissions using instruments that meet or exceed SAE E-31 requirements and to verify the long-term stability and repeatability of these instruments.The particle calibration system will be comprehensively tested in laboratory environments and deployed to demonstrate field-based capabilities measuring real-world jet engine particulate exhaust at the AEDC/UTSI Propulsion Research Facility.

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