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Company Information:

Name: GHKN ENGINEERING, LLC
Address: P.O. Box 2585
16307 NE 83rd Street
Redmond, WA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (425) 881-3635

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $283,792.00 3
SBIR Phase II $2,575,185.00 3

Award List:

A Throttling Solid Propellant Rocket Motor with Adaptive Thrust Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Smith, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,448.00
Abstract:
An innovative nozzle concept is proposed to enable variable thrust solid rocket motors to operate with minimal loss in efficiency over a wide thrust range. The proposed approach will also allow commanded near-extinguishment of the motor, and more controllable start transients. The approach will be… More

A Throttling Solid Propellant Rocket Motor with Adaptive Thrust Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Smith, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $722,110.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses a Phase II program to demonstrate the validity of combining two techniques for solid rocket motor control: a moveable pintle for thrust control and an aerospike plug nozzle for nozzle efficiency over a 15:1 turn-down range. The goal of this program is demonstration of a solid… More

An Integrated Thrust Control Solution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard D. Smith, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $115,383.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a feasibility study to evaluate several concepts for integrated thrust vector control of a tactical missile. The proposed designs include a moveable aeropintle capable of moving laterally as well as axially and a fluidic gas injection system with the goal of provide both… More

An Integrated Thrust Control Solution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard D. Smith, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,146.00
Abstract:
GHKN Engineering, LLC and Aerojet Sacramento have joined together to develop a solid rocket motor (SRM) integrated thrust control system (ITCS) adaptable for a family of missile systems. These companies bring extensive experience in the key areas required for design and development of thrust… More

Continuous Detonation Rocket and Air Breathing Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Richard Smith, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,961.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an approach to evaluate the continuous detonation phenomenon using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method for analyzing the critical factors needed to create a model of the detonation physics in a simulated engine. The work perfomed to define the operating parameters… More

Continuous Detonation Rocket and Air Breathing Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: RIchard Smith, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $1,123,929.00
Abstract:
GHKN Engineering, LLC teamed with Aerojet Recmond, proposes to build and test a CDRE with a number of fuels and oxidizers. Included in the proposal test program is thrust measurement, which together with mass flow measurement will be used to evalute CDRE performance, (and efficiency), of detonation… More