TRANSIENT NOX/SOOT MONITOR

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,949.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
14384
Agency Tracking Number:
14384
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Terence E. Parker
Principal Engineer
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS PROPOSED THAT WOULD PRODUCE AN INSTRUMENT CAPABLE OF PROVIDING REAL TIME MEASUREMENTS OF BOTH NO AND SOOT CONCENTRATIONS IN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE EXHAUSTS. THIS INSTRUMENT WOULD BE CAPABLE OF MONITORING TRANSIENTS IN EMISSION WITH A RESOLUTION APPROXIMATELY EQUIVALENT TO ONE ENGINE CYCLE. THE NECESSITY FOR THIS INSTRUMENT IS CLEAR; FEDERAL AND INTERNATIONAL AIR QUALITY STANDARDS ARE BECOMING STRINGENT ENOUGH TO MANDATE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OF EMISSION PRODUCTION AS A FUNCTION OF THE SPECIFICS OF ENGINE OPERATION. INFORMATION DERIVED FROM THE PROPOSED MEASUREMENT SYSTEM WOULD ALLOW ENGINE MANUFACTURERS TO CRITICALLY ASSESS THEIR ENGINES PERFORMANCE OVER THEIR ENTIRE OPERATING ENVELOPE. THE KEY TO THE TECHNICAL APPROACH IS TO MEASURE CONCENTRATIONS OF BOTH NO AND SOOT WITH ABSORPTION/EXTINCTION DIAGNOSTICS IN THE INFRARED AND PACKAGE THE INSTRUMENT IN A FASHION THAT FACILITATES ITS APPLICATION TO ENGINE TEST STANDS.

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