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A STUDY OF MECHANISMS PRODUCING ASTROPHYSICAL JETS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
5975
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5975
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Systems
130 Wing Rd Ramey, PR 00604
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A STUDY OF MECHANISMS PRODUCING ASTROPHYSICAL JETS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,874.00
 

Abstract:

MECHANISMS EXIST IN NATURE CAPABLE OF ACCELERATING JETS OF MATTER TO VELOCITIES CLOSE TO THAT OF LIGHT, WITH GREAT ENERGY EFFICIENCY. THESE MECHANISMS ARE NOT PRESENTLY UNDERSTOOD, BUT ARE OBSERVED TO OCCUR BOTH IN THE CENTRAL REGIONS OF GALAXIES AND IN A FEW STARS IN OUR OWN GALAXY. THE EXISTANCE OF ASTROPHYSICAL JETS ON THESE TWO VERY DIFFERENT SCALES SUGGESTS THAT SOME COMMON MECHNISM MAY EXIST WHICH MIGHT BE SCALED DOWN EVEN FURTHER, PERHAPS EVEN TO LABORATORY SIZE. SUCH A DEVELOPMENT WOULD OFFER THE POSSIBILITY OF VERY HIGH SPECIFIC IMPULSE DEVICES FOR PROPULSION SYSTEMS OR DIRECTED ENERGY DEVICES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr kenneth c turner
8098902486

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Innovative Systems
130 Wing Rd Ramey, PR 00604

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