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LASER PROPULSION THRUSTERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
5658
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5658
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Combustion Sciences, Inc.
501 S. Sixth Street Champaign, IL 61820
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: LASER PROPULSION THRUSTERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $493,000.00
 

Abstract:

LASER ROCKET PROPULSION RESEARCH RECENTLY HAS DEMONSTRATED SUBSTANTIALPOTENTIAL FOR THE CONVERSION OF HIGH POWER LASER ENERGY INTO THERMAL PROPULSIVE ENERGY, USING EITHER CONTINUOUS OR PULSED MODE LASER SOURCES. IT IS NOW POSSIBLE FOR THE FIRST TIME TO DEVELOP PROTOTYPE DESIGNS FOR ACTUAL LASER PROPULSION THRUSTERS THAT CAN BE BUILT AND TESTED AT REALISTIC LASER POWERS. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, PREVIOUS LASER PROPULSION RESEARCH IS BEING REVIEWED, VARIOUS ENERGY CONVERSION TECHNIQUES EVALUATED, IMPORTANT SYSTEM QUESTIONS EXAMINED, AND EXISTING NUMERICAL MODELS USED TO DEVELOP SCALING LAWS AND QUANTIFY THRUSTER PERFORMANCE AT VERY HIGH LASER POWERS. BASELINE DESIGNS FOR ACTUAL LASER PROPULSION THRUSTERS ARE BEING DEVELOPED; DEVICES WHICH COULD LATER BE BUILT AND TESTED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Herman Krier
2173564497

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Combustion Sciences Inc.
208 Elmwood Rd Champaign, IL 61821

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