Compact and Lightweight Solid-State Electrochemical Sensor for Sulfur Oxide

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-11-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-070-1619
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-070
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Materials and Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
858801483
Principal Investigator:
Joonho Koh
Research Scientist
(801) 530-4987
jkoh@msrihome.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Decheek
Contract Administrator
(801) 530-4987
adecheek@msrihome.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The sulfur content of JP-8 fuel varies in a wide range up to 3000 ppm and it is detrimental to a fuel cell based auxiliary power units. The concentration of sulfur must be closely monitored to allow the APU to fully function within specification. A highly selective solid-state electrochemical sensor is suitable for continuous monitoring of sulfur dioxide which is formed by conversion of all the sulfur species in the fuel at the exhaust of a fuel processor. Materials & Systems Research, Inc. has developed a unique ceramic processing technology that allows synthesis of a stable solid-state fast ion conducting material. Solid electrolyte sensors will be fabricated in Phase-I and they will be tested for demonstration of the required sensitivity, selectivity, and stability.

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