AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR DETERMINATION OF JP-8 SMOKE POINT AND LUMINOMETER NUMBER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: A10A-010-0377
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: A10A-T010
Solitcitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
Engineering and Scientific Innovations, Inc.
6740 Kelseys Oak Ct, Cincinnati, OH, -
Duns: 801412057
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Norman Toy
 Chief Engineer
 (513) 605-3700
 dr.toy@esi-solutionsinc.com
Business Contact
 Michael Disimile
Title: Director of Business Development
Phone: (513) 605-3700
Email: mdisimile@esi-solutionsinc.com
Research Institution
 University of Cincinnati
 Peter Disimile
 Dept of Aerospace Engineering
2600 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH, 45221-
 (513) 556-3355
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Engineering & Scientific Innovations, Inc. (ESI) in cooperation with University of Cincinnati (UC) will develop an automated, standalone radiative heat and smoke point measurement device that provides improved accuracy and removes much of the subjectivity of the current method (ASTM D1322) by incorporating more modern and automated equipment. The proposed system utilizes a standard, laminar diffusion flame within a calibrated, documented and well conditioned naturally convecting airflow environment. Sensors connected to a fan controller ensure a constant mass flow rate independent exiting the test fixture, allowing for constant burn rates independent of fuel specimen. Radiative heat transfer measurements will be accomplished using optically sensitive instrumentation that is benchmarked against highly resolved spectral and blackbody radiators. Correlations will be developed between the quantities obtained by ASTM D1322 and the newly proposed methodologies for generational comparison between past and present data.

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