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LIQUID PROPELLANT PULSED ELECTROTHERMAL THRUSTER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
5922
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5922
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Gt-devices Inc
5705a General Washington Dr Alexandria, VA 22312
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: LIQUID PROPELLANT PULSED ELECTROTHERMAL THRUSTER
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $345,000.00
 

Abstract:

AN ON-ORBIT PROPULSION CAPACITY IS REQUIRED FOR STRATEGIC DEFENSE THATFEATURES HIGH EFFICIENCY AT A SPECIFIC IMPULSE OF 1000-3000 SECONDS. THIS PROPULSION IS REQUIRED FOR ORBIT TRANSFER, ORBITAL MANEUVERING AND STATION-KEEPING MISSIONS. THE PULSED ELECTROTHERMAL (PET) THRUSTER SEEMS PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE FOR THESE APPLICATIONS, AND HASPREVIOUSLY APPROACHED THE REQUIRED PERFORMANCE LEVELS WITH WATER PROPELLANT IN THRUST STAND EXPERIMENTS. BECAUSE 10E8 PULSES OR MORE AT 1500 SECONDS ARE REQUIRED FOR ORBIT TRANSFER AND MANEUVERING MISSIONS, THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF A LIFE-CYCLE TEST STUDY IS BEING EXAMINED FOCUSING ON THE THRUSTER DESIGN AND FACILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TEST. SUCH PARAMETERS INCLUDE POWER SUPPLY, POWER CONDITIONING, LIQUID PROPELLANT SELECTION AND HANDLING, THERMAL MANAGEMENT, THRUSTER HEAD VACUUM CHAMBER INTERFACE AND VACUUM SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Rodney L Burton
7036428150

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Gt-devices Inc.
5705a General Washington Dr Alexandria, VA 22312

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