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nanoFET Satellite Propulsion System for Defensive Counter Space

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83389
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-036-0327
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc.
P.O. Box 131460 Ann Arbor, MI 48113-1460
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: nanoFET Satellite Propulsion System for Defensive Counter Space
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0144
Award Amount: $99,976.00
 

Abstract:

The nanoparticle field extraction thruster (nanoFET) is being developed as an efficient, variable specific impulse electric propulsion device. NanoFET provides thrust by extracting nanometer- to micron-sized particles from a liquid reservoir, and accelerating them electrostatically. With its high efficiency and large thrust-to-power ratio over an unprecedented specific impulse range (100 to 10,000 seconds), nanoFET can provide an exceptional improvement over current propulsion options. In addition, the nature of nanoFET, with its generated beam of solid particles, provides a significant opportunity for counter-space. The objective of this STTR project is to explore nanoFET's utility for the counter-space application. Our team will characterize a variety of coating, erosion, and momentum transfer effects generated by nanoFET that could be used to defend critical U.S. space assets.

Principal Investigator:

David Morris
Senior Engineer
7347861434
morris@edapplications.com

Business Contact:

David Morris
Operations Manager
7347861434
morris@edapplications.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ELECTRODYNAMIC APPLICATIONS, INC.
P.O. Box 131460 Ann Arbor, MI 48113

EIN/Tax ID: 383479349
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Div of Research Devel & Admin
Room 1058; 3003 So. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1274
Contact: Kathryn A. Dewitt
Contact Phone: (734) 763-6438
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university