Ultra-Sensitive Instrument for Gas Turbine Black Carbon Emissions Measurements

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CF16P
Agency Tracking Number: 114963
Amount: $124,615.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Artium Technologies
150 Iowa Street, Suite 101, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086-6179
DUNS: 029564965
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Bachalo
 Principal Investigator
 (408) 737-2364
Business Contact
 William Bachalo
Title: President
Phone: (408) 737-2364
Email: wbachalo@artium.com
Research Institution
This proposal address innovations to the Laser-Induced Incandescence method aimed at (1) improving the lower detection limit of soot volume fraction by as much as two orders of magnitude and increasing overall measurement range by two orders of magnitude to meet new regulation that are in place or anticipated and (2) provide PM mean volumetric particle size and number density measurement capabilities. The proposed advances in the LII technique will substantially increase the capabilities for real-time particulate matter measurements over any engine transient operation. It will also have several orders of magnitude greater sensitivity than the gravimetric techniques or any other available method. The wide dynamic range and lower detection limit of LII will make this technique the preferred standard instrument for particulate matter measurements.

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