Fuel Lubricity Evaluator Sensitive to Additives

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-05-C-0126
Agency Tracking Number: A043-253-1041
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-253
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
391 Airport Industrial Drive, Ypsilanti, MI, 48198
DUNS: 836116822
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Sparks
 Director of Flow Products
 (734) 547-9896
Business Contact
 Nader Najafi
Title: CEO
Phone: (734) 547-9896
Email: nader@mems-issys.com
Research Institution
It is proposed that ISSYS utilize its existing fluid density sensor background and micromachining technology to develop a new system capable of monitoring the lubricity of fuels. In the Phase I study, microbeads will be mixed with fluids and passed through the resonating microtube. Interaction with the tube walls will affect the motion of the microbeads resulting in a measurement of lubricity, which will be characterized in the exploratory development portion of the Phase I project. This technology lends itself to a small, portable bench-top microlubricity test system that will be fast, light, reliable and low cost, suitable for many military and commercial applications.

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