Aircraft Non-Volatile PM Emission Measurement System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,499,998.00
Award Year:
2015
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9101-15-C-0030
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-302-3618
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-302
Solicitation Number:
206.1
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 00000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
30817290
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Timothy Onasch
Principal Research Scientist
(978) 932-0279
onasch@aerodyne.com
Business Contact:
Jiri Cis Cistecky
Mr.
(978) 932-0217
jcistecky@aerodyne.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT:We propose to develop, test, and deliver to the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) an integrated particle measurement system for transferring and measuring nonvolatile particulate matter (nvPM) emissions from military and commercial aircraft gas turbine engines. The particle measurement suite, which consists of (1) an integrated particle measurement package to measure particle number, mass and size, the Engine Soot Compliance Monitor (ESCOM), and (2) a field-ready particle mass calibration and validation system, will be designed for research and compliance applications. This system will allow the Department of Defense to test for compliance of aircraft engines with current and proposed EPA regulatory requirements for nonvolatile particle number and mass emissions using instruments that meet or exceed SAE E-31 requirements. The particle measurement system will be comprehensively tested in a laboratory environment and deployed to demonstrate field-based capabilities measuring real-world jet engine particulate exhaust at the AEDC/UTSI Propulsion Research Facility.BENEFIT:The Department of Defense will benefit by having a robust, real-time (1 second), cost-effective (in terms of both up-front and subsequent operating expenditures), and quantitative particle measurement suite that meets or exceeds SAE E-31 requirements for accurately measuring aircraft engine non-volatile particle number and mass emissions. The particle instrument suite will enable compliance testing for military aircraft engines to meet current and future regulatory requirements, upon which basing decisions and operational constraints may be determined. The included size distribution measurements (not yet a component of aircraft engine emissions regulations) enhances the research applications of the instruments suite. The civilian aircraft industry, which must also meet related regulatory standards, will also comprise a substantial market for this product.

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