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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9101-06-M-0117
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-301-1510
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
174413419
Principal Investigator:
James Marti
Senior Manager, Research
(651) 287-8119
jmarti@mspcorp.com
Business Contact:
Daryl Roberts
Vice President
(651) 287-8110
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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