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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-11-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-010-0377
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10A-T010
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
Engineering and Scientific Innovations, Inc.
6740 Kelseys Oak Ct, Cincinnati, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
801412057
Principal Investigator:
Norman Toy
Chief Engineer
(513) 605-3700
dr.toy@esi-solutionsinc.com
Business Contact:
Michael Disimile
Director of Business Development
(513) 605-3700
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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