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Sight Based- Container Handling Equipment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
44869
Program Year/Program:
1999 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A982-2042
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AUGUST DESIGN, INC.
120 West Lanchaster Ave, Third Floor Ardmore, PA 19003
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1999
Title: Sight Based- Container Handling Equipment
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: A982-2042
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Not Available New England Space Works proposes to magnetically control the thrust plume from an RF plasma thruster. Two issues will be addressed, plume divergence and thrust direction. Plume divergence is controlled by the point in the exhaust where the plasma breaks free of the magnetic field lines. The physical model for the thrust divergence will be verified, then used to design a unique magnetic circuit to minimize divergence. The use of magnetic coils to change thrust direction without use of gimbals will also be examined. This work will enhance the RF plasma thruster, uniquely suited for low power operation because it does not have the hollow cathode propellant losses of gridded ion and Hall thrusters, nor the propellant loss at end of pulse of the PPT.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory Katucki
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

AUGUST DESIGN, INC.
120 West Lanchaster Ave, Third Floor Ardmore, PA 19003

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No