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Compact and Lightweight Solid-State Electrochemical Sensor for Sulfur Oxide

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Materials & Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South  Salt Lake City , UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Compact and Lightweight Solid-State Electrochemical Sensor for Sulfur Oxide
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0014
Award Amount: $70,000.00


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.

Principal Investigator:

Joonho Koh
Research Scientist
(801) 530-4987

Business Contact:

Anthony D. Decheek
Contract Administrator
(801) 530-4987
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials and Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South Salt Lake City, UT -

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No