Fuel Lubricity Evaluator Sensitive to Additives

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-05-C-0126
Award Id:
73805
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-253-1041
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
391 Airport Industrial Drive, Ypsilanti, MI, 48198
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836116822
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Sparks
Director of Flow Products
(734) 547-9896
dsparks@mems-issys.com
Business Contact:
Nader Najafi
CEO
(734) 547-9896
nader@mems-issys.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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