Advanced Vehicle Emission Reduction Sensor Program

This project enables Orbital Research to develop a combustion pressure sensor that allows for cylinder-by-cylinder control of diesel combustion in real time, resulting in reduction of NOx and particulate matter emissions from diesel engines. Controlling combustion based on measured pressure is the acknowledged gold standard for cylinder-by-cylinder control and the associated improvement in fuel economy (approximately 3%) and reduced emissions. To date, adoption of a combustion pressure based engine control system has been thwarted by the lack of a low cost sensor. FTA supports development and testing of new and innovative concepts and strategies for advancing public transit practice.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $495000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project OH-26-7006

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Robinson, Bruce

  • Performing Organizations:

    Orbital Research Incorporated

    4415 Euclid Avenue
    Suite 500
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44103
  • Principal Investigators:

    Snyder, Joe

  • Start Date: 20070301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16760

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489210
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Project OH-26-7006
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2013 1:00AM