USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

High-Performance Chemical Propulsion Technology for Nanosatellites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
63544
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB2-0577
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COMPOSITEX, INC.
11815 Littler Road Sandy, UT 84092-5758
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: High-Performance Chemical Propulsion Technology for Nanosatellites
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q04CR073
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

Compositex proposes to develop and demonstrate of a simple, low cost, high-performance chemical propulsion system for very small spacecraft sizes of 1 to 10 kilograms (nanosatellites). This system combines the ISP performance of a bipropellant system withthe simplicity and ease of operation of a monopropellant system. When compared to today's operational vehicle propulsion systems, it offers improvements in safety, reliability, performance, and cost effectiveness. Both the fuel and oxidizer are storable,non-toxic, non-hypergolic, low-freezing point liquids. The high-density propellants can be contained within a single, lightweight filament-wound composite tank, enabling propellant mass fractions of over 90%. The propulsion system retains high ISP andhigh propellant mass fraction performance characteristics across a very wide range of sizes. This system can effectively provides both main propulsion and attitude control system (ACS) functions. The proposed effort includes a prototype system design,fabrication and static testing of two rocket engines, 20 Newton and 2 Newton thrust levels.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel J. Moser
President
8015010562
danmoser@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Daniel J. Moser
President
8015010562
danmoser@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMPOSITEX, INC.
11815 Littler Road Sandy, UT 84092

EIN/Tax ID: 753079219
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No