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PHYSICS BASED CAVITATION MODELS FOR ADVANCED HYDROGEN PUMP DESIGN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82163
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-204-1046
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.
1701 Military Trail Suite 110 Jupiter, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: PHYSICS BASED CAVITATION MODELS FOR ADVANCED HYDROGEN PUMP DESIGN
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9300-07-M-3009
Award Amount: $99,958.00
 

Abstract:

Cryogenic propellant pumps are often pushed to the limit of cavitation performance in the quest for higher efficiency and lighter weight. The accurate prediction of liquid hydrogen (LH2) cavitation offers a significant opportunity for improvements in LH2 turbopump performance and reliability. LH2 turbopumps are typically limited in performance capability and design life due to an inability to accurately model and predict cavitation. With a renewed interest in smaller turbopumps for upper stage engines (~50K lbf thrust) and ascent/descent modules (<10K lbf thrust), a better understanding of LH2 cavitation is needed to optimize LH2 turbopump performance, weight and reliability. Phase I of this SBIR will identify methodologies for detailed LH2 cavitation testing, design an LH2 test rig, design an H2O test rig, and implement cavitation model improvements using available data. Phase II will include fabrication and test of both the LH2 and H2O test rigs and implementation of further cavitation model improvements based on the detailed back-to-back cavitation data for LH2 and H2O.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Huber
Program Manager
5614276245
fhuber@fttinc.com

Business Contact:

Lloyd Mazer
Contracts Manager
5614276337
lmazer@fttinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FLORIDA TURBINE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
100 Marquette Road, Suite 110 Jupiter, FL 33458

EIN/Tax ID: 650869709
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No