NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- A1.03-5238
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Low Emissions/Clean Power - Environmentally Responsible Propulsion
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Aerosol Absorption Standard
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821
(978) 663-9500

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Dr. Timothy Onasch
E-mail:
onasch@aerodyne.com
Address:
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821 - 3976
Phone:
(978) 663-9500

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Mr. David Gordon
E-mail:
proposals@aerodyne.com
Address:
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821 - 3976
Phone:
(978) 663-9500
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 5
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

We propose to design, test and deliver a system that can be used to calibrate absorption-based soot monitors which are used to determine fuel emission indices for aircraft engines.  The centerpiece of this system will be a modified version of the CAPS PMSSA monitor which provides a means of determining a sample absorption based on a true particle standard.  It will be coupled to a means of producing absorbing particles whose physical and optical properties have been accurately measured and characterized.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Vehicles for subsonic and supersonic flight regimes will be required to operate on a variety of certified aircraft fuels and emit extremely low amounts of  particulate emissions to satisfy increasingly stringent emissions regulations.  An in situ calibration technique for soot measurement monitors, of which there are currently none, would be quite desirable as factory calibration is extremely time consuming and expensive.   

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

There are hundreds of absorption-based soot monitors used for measurement of both aircraft and diesel engine soot emissions.  All of them require expensive factory calibration.  There is also no means of checking whether the monitors are  working properly on-site.  The market for  a monitor which would confirm proper calibration of the monitor in situ would be a much sought-after product.

Duration: 6

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