Engine Intake Air Dust Detector. Phase 2.
Final rept. Jul 89-Nov 90,
TSI INC ST PAUL MN
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TSI was awarded this 15-month, phase II, SBIR contract in July 1989. The objective was to improve and test the prototype dust detector developed in Phase I. Design improvements included simplifying and ruggedizing the design. Extensive environmental testing was to be performed. Ten units were to be delivered to TACOM at the end of the contract. The dust detector provides an excellent solution to the problem of engines being damaged by faulty air filters. It has proven that it can make the necessary measurement and can withstand the vehicle environment. Installation is simple, and regular maintenance is not needed. The simple design will make low-cost, high-volume production possible, once additional manufacturing engineering is done. Therefore, it would be a very cost-effective addition to vehicles with expensive engines or vehicles frequently in dusty conditions.
- Environmental Health and Safety