Rapid Field Test Method(s) to Measure Additive Concentrations in Military Fuel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-08-C-0065
Agency Tracking Number: A072-203-1290
Amount: $119,112.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-203
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
200 Westside Square, Suite 320, Huntsville, AL, 35801
DUNS: 129074840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Larry Pezzaniti
 Sr. Optical Engineer
 (256) 562-0087
Business Contact
 David Chenault
Title: President
Phone: (256) 562-0087
Email: David.Chenault@PolarisSensor.com
Research Institution
Detection of fuel quality and fuel additive status in petroleum at multiple points in the fuel delivery chain is highly desirable in order to prevent military vehicles from being disabled by low quality fuel. Polaris Sensor Technologies will develop a small portable sensor comprising spectral, optical and electrochemical technologies which when combined produce a portable instrument capable of detecting a fuel additive concentrations and measure a number of fuel quality metrics. The fuel additive sensor requires no sample preparation and is expected to provide a sensitive measurement of concentrations of relevant military fuel additives. Polaris Sensor Technologies will partner contract Southwest Research Institute, recognized authorities in Fuel quality, to develop the Portable Fuel Additive Sensor.

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