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HIGH PERFORMANCE, VARIABLE POWER AMMONIA ARCJET

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
14910
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14910
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: HIGH PERFORMANCE, VARIABLE POWER AMMONIA ARCJET
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
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 MEANINGFUL ARCJET PLUME DIAGNOSTICS ARE PROPOSED TO UNAMBIGUOUSLY IDENTIFY KEY VARIABLE POWER ARCJET DESIGN PARAMETERS. SUCCESSFUL EARTH ORBIT SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY WILL NEED TO OFFER MORE PAYLOAD TRANSFER CAPABILITY AND SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER ORBIT TRANSFER VEHICLE COSTS. EFFICIENT, HIGH SPECIFIC IMPULSE ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEMS OFFER THE MEANS TO ACHIEVE THESE SPACE TRANSPORTATION GOALS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Graeme Aston
Principal Investigator
8058221933

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electric Propulsion Laboratory
440 N Green Street Tehachapi, CA 93561

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