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Accurate and Reliable Rocket Thruster Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87129
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-040-1848
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Exquadrum, Inc
12130 Rancho Road Adelanto, CA 92301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Accurate and Reliable Rocket Thruster Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0226
Award Amount: $69,997.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed research project will develop an innovative approach to develop and demonstrate the technology required to produce a highly accurate, repeatable, and reliable thruster for divert and attitude control applications that also meets Insensitive Munitions Requirements. In order to reduce risk, the design draws on proven component technologies. The prototype thruster will have a nominal thrust of 6000 N with a total impulse of 90 N s. In addition, the proposed design will be capable of performance level, growth to larger thruster values by a factor of four. The three sigma impulse repeatability will be 1%. The ignition delay will be no greater than 2.5 ms and have a 3 sigma repeatability within 5%. The action time will nominally be 15 ms and have a 3 sigma repeatability of 15% for the generic thruster. The feasibility of the proposed approach will be demonstrated in a series of hot fire tests during the Phase I research effort.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin E. Mahaffy
President & CEO
7602460279
kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com

Business Contact:

Eric Schmidt
Vice President & COO
7602460279
eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EXQUADRUM, INC.
12130 Rancho Road Adelanto, CA 92301

EIN/Tax ID: 383667286
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No