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Company Information:

Company Name: Electric Propulsion Laboratory Inc
City: Monument
State: CO
Zip+4: 80132
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (719) 481-4411

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,163,982.00 16
SBIR Phase II $3,791,837.00 8

Award List:

HIGH POWER ELECTRIC PROPULSION CONCEPTS ASSESSMENT FOR ENHANCED MISSION CAPABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Greame Aston
Award Amount: $96,585.00

PLASMA CONTAINMENT SCHEME FOR HIGH THRUST DENSITY ION ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Graeme Aston
Award Amount: $136,005.00

HIGH POWER ELECTRIC PROPULSION CONCEPTS ASSESSMENT FOR ENHANCED MISSION CAPABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Greame Aston
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
High specific impulse electric propulsion concepts will be investigated for operation in the 0.1-5 mw power range to substantially reduce propellant mass requirements and subsequent cost, over chemical propulsion, for orbit transfer from low earth orbit, station keeping and subtle evasive… More

PLASMA CONTAINMENT SCHEME FOR HIGH THRUST DENSITY ION ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Graeme Aston
Award Amount: $499,000.00
Abstract:
Present ion engine technology is limited in engine thrust density and efficiency by energy expensive plasma production processes and by ion accelerator system designs which limit the attainable beam current density. in addition, no efforts have been made to enhance the basic low operating… More

ARCJET SELF-GETTER PUMPING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Graeme Aston
Award Amount: $49,816.00
Abstract:
A novel, high throughput, titanium getter vacuum pumping concept that utilizes the kinetic energy in the plasma jet emanating from an arcjet engine as the getter pumping power source is proposed. calculations are presented which show that arcjet engines, with exhaust plume powers in the range of 20… More

AN ELECTROSTATIC PLASMA ACCELERATOR PROPULSION SYSTEM FOR SMALL SATELLITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Graeme Aston
Award Amount: $49,993.00
Abstract:
A simple, high specific impulse electric propulsion thruster is proposed for application to small satellites. this thruster uses an electrostatic plasma acceleration (epa) principle to achieve projected specific impulse levels of order 1,000 sec. key features of the epa thruster concept include the… More

LOW FLOW ARC HEAD VACUUM WELDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,518.00

HIGH PERFORMANCE, VARIABLE POWER AMMONIA ARCJET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Graeme Aston , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $89,947.00

HIGH PERFORMANCE, VARIABLE POWER AMMONIA ARCJET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Graeme Aston , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $398,479.00
Abstract:
An aggressive arcjet configuration optimization program is proposed to design a high performance, variable power ammonia arcjet. a novel test bed arcjet and modular nozzle design approach is proposed to allow low cost operation and test evaluation of exotic arcjet nozzle configurations. simple, but… More

LOW FLOW ARC HEAD VACUUM WELDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $207,673.00
Abstract:
On-orbit welding for either assembly or repair of future space stations and platforms will require novel approaches to the design of the arc-type welding heads, to ensure that this very successful form of metal joining can be applied in the vacuum of space. in particular, the clean welds… More

High Performance Insulators for Electric Propulsion Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Graeme Aston
Award Amount: $73,738.00
Abstract:
New technology, high performance insulators are critical to improved electric propulsion engine operation and lifetime. Little work has been done on investigating the advances in dielectric materials as they apply to existing and future electric propulsion engine applications. Furthermore, the lack… More

Methane Arcjet Sooting Evaluation and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Graeme Aston
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Methane propellant has the potential for achieving arcjet performance levels close to that of pure hydrogen. However, methane has a cryogenic storage density six times that of hydrogen, and a 100 C higher minimum storage temperature requirement. A Phase I program to determine the extent of the… More

Versatile Space Welding System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Graeme Aston , Director
Award Amount: $69,270.00

New Technology Resistojet

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Graem Aston
Award Amount: $98,211.00
Abstract:
A new technology resistojet is proposed as the answer to significantly increasing the proposed as the answer to significantly increasing the propulsion, and thereby mission capability, of future small satellites less than 250kg. A unique resistojet design is presented which utilizes only a few… More

Versatile Space Welding System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Graeme Aston , Director
Award Amount: $594,991.00

New Technology Plasma Contactor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Graeme Aston , DIRECTOR
Award Amount: $70,000.00

New Technology Plasma Contactor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Graeme Aston , DIRECTOR
Award Amount: $595,698.00

Charging Hazard Event Controller (CHEC) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Graeme Aston
Award Amount: $96,945.00

Electrodeless Plasma (EP) Welding Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Graeme Aston, Director, EPL, Inc.
Award Amount: $69,980.00

Plasma Charge Balancing System for S/C Floating Potential Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John D. Williams, Senior Engineer, EPL, Inc.
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Precision Nano-Satellite Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Graeme Aston, Director, EPL, Inc.
Award Amount: $69,974.00

Charging Hazard Event Controller (CHEC) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Graeme Aston
Award Amount: $749,810.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John D. Williams, Senior Engineer, EPL, Inc.
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John D. Williams, Senior Engineer, EPL, Inc.
Award Amount: $596,186.00