Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.O.04. Emerging Petroleum Quality Technologies. Demonstrate advanced technology petroleum quality assessment devices/systems to ensure quality petroleum products in support of airland operational doctrine. The field transportable petroleum testing equipment will use new technologies in design automation analytical compositional methods, computers, and software. The new petroleum testing equipment will provide rapid, on-the-spot (field) analysis of bulk petroleum products supplied from either CONUS or host nation support. By the end of FY97, demonstrate, transition, and integrate Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Gas Chromatography (GC) technologies with NIR to determine all fuel properties.

Supports: Replaces existing petroleum laboratories and test kits.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Maurice LePera John Appel Herbert Russakoff
TARDEC SARD-TT CSS Battle Lab
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