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ARCJET SELF-GETTER PUMPING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12433
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12433
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Electric Propulsion Laboratory Inc
1040 Synthes Ave Monument, CO 80132
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: ARCJET SELF-GETTER PUMPING
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
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 - 60 KW, COULD BE OPERATED STEADY STATE FOR SEVERAL TENS OF MINUTES AT A BACKGROUND PRESSURE OF 5 X 10(-4) TORR USING THIS CONCEPT. THE ABILITY TO EFFICIENTLY GETTER NITROGEN OR HYDROGEN PERMITS APPLICATION OF THIS PUMPING CONCEPT TOENGINE PROPELLANTS SUCH AS AMMONIA, HYDRAZINE, AND HYDROGEN. A PROOF OF CONCEPT EXPERIMENT IS PROPOSED TO VERIFY THIS PLASMA JET SELF-GETTER PUMPING TECHNIQUE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Graeme Aston
8059454866

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electric Propulsion Lab Inc
43423 Division St - Ste 205 Lancaster, CA 93535

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