Evaluation of Portable Near Infrared Fuel Analysis Spectrometer
Technical rept. for 1 Jun 2010-10 Aug 2010
TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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The objective of this effort was to evaluate the FuelEx portable Near Infrared NIR Spectrometer fuel analyzer, by Bruker Optics Inc., developed under guidance from TARDEC under Small Busines Innovative Research contract DAAE07-01-C-L008. The portable spectrometer was evaluted to determine the chemometic effectiveness of the spectrometers models, providing for an analysis of chemometric models ability to accurately correspond to known fuel property values as determined by standard ASTM test procedures, evaluate the repeatability of an instrument when measuring the same fuel multiple times and calculate the reproducibility to evaluate the variation of the four instruments being tested.