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High Performance Insulators for Electric Propulsion Engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
20048
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20048
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: 1993
Title: High Performance Insulators for Electric Propulsion Engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
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 of suitable high temperature insulator materials is preventing the development of very high power, high thrust electric propulsion engines. A Phase I program is proposed to experimentally subject a wide range of existing and new candidate insulator materials to a high temperature, high flux plasma environment for accelerated degradation testing. It is anticipated that the data obtained from the proposed experiments will be the first of its kind available. The demonstration of insulator materials capable of surviving the hostile Phase I test environment will identify specific materials and fabrication techniques to enable a new class of high performance insulators to be developed and rigorously tested during Phase II in an actual electric propulsion engine.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Graeme Aston
7194814411

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electric Propulsion
1040 Synthes Ave Monument, CO 80132

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