A Fast and Accurate System to Characterize Particle Emission from Gas Turbine Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-06-M-0117
Agency Tracking Number: F061-301-1510
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-301
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
MSP CORPORATION
5910 Rice Creek Parkway, Suite 300, Shoreview, MN, 55126
DUNS: 174413419
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Marti
 Senior Manager, Research
 (651) 287-8119
 jmarti@mspcorp.com
Business Contact
 Daryl Roberts
Title: Vice President
Phone: (651) 287-8110
Email: droberts@mspcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Routine Air Force operations generate particulate emissions at bases around the country. Many bases are located in air quality non-attainment zones, and at these locations all air emissions are coming under increasing scrutiny. The current method to test particle mass emission from aircraft turbine engines (EPA Method 5) is not ideal, because it requires long run times and concomitant high jet fuel usage. MSP Corporation proposes a new approach to this problem, with a system designed to 1) obtain fast and accurate data on particle size distributions from turbine engines, and 2) allow real time intercomparison of these data with results from the present standard test for particle mass emissions.

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