Compact Gas-Phase Sulfur Analyzer for JP-8 Reforme

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$68,635.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-10-C-0034
Award Id:
92140
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-043-1838
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Baer
President
(650) 965-7772
d.baer@lgrinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony O'Keefe
CEO
(650) 965-7772
a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research proposes to utilize its patented Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (Off-Axis ICOS) technology to develop a compact, sensitive analyzer capable of accurately quantifying gas-phase sulfur species (H2S and COS) in a JP-8 fuel reformer unit. The instrument will rapidly (< 10 seconds) detect < 1 ppmv of these sulfur species in the hot gas stream (300 - 600 oC) with no interference from other reformer species, immediate recovery from high sulfur levels, and reproducible baseline values with no calibration (e.g. no zero drift). Moreover, the analyzer will be compact (< 1300 in3) and integrate into < 10 % of the volume of the JP-8 fuel reformer unit (~ 13824 in3). In Phase I, LGR will demonstrate technical feasibility by fabricating an Off-Axis ICOS system for H2S quantification at low concentrations and testing the system to demonstrate its accuracy, precision, linearity, zero drift, response time, and cross-interferences. Extending the technology to measure other reformer gases will also be investigated. Two gas handling strategies will be evaluated to address the high sample temperature. Finally, the Phase I results will be used to develop a Phase II prototype that integrates into the JP-8 fuel reformer unit.

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