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Electric Pyrogens and Systems for Safer In-line Inititation of Rocket Motors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
91617
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-045-0498
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc
5475 Louie Lane, Suite D Reno, NV 89511-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Electric Pyrogens and Systems for Safer In-line Inititation of Rocket Motors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0066
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

Electrically Solid Propellants (ESP) are a new class of energetic material that can be formulated as a pyrogen having several safety advantages over BKNO3. These ESP are inherently safe from accidental ignition being controllable via electrical power input. When an ESP is fitted with electrodes and a current of the required voltage is applied, it ignites and continues to energetically burn until the electrical power is removed. Yet, these ESPs are also insensitive to ignition by spark or flame, making them well suited for use as a safer pyrogen than BKNO3. Remarkably, these safer ESP electric pyrogens candidates also burn hotter and produce more gas than current BKNO3 pyrogens. Our modification to initiator pyrogen ignition also should be fully compatible with other accident mitigation methods further down the ignition train.

Principal Investigator:

Wayne Sawka
President
7758514443
wsawka@dsspropulsion.com

Business Contact:

Wayne Sawka
President
7758514443
wsawka@dsspropulsion.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DIGITAL SOLID STATE PROPULSION LLC
3515 Airway Drive, Suite 210 Reno, NV 89511

EIN/Tax ID: 300344038
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No