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HOLOGRAPHIC CONCENTRATORS FOR SOLAR THERMAL ROCKET ENGINES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6177
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6177
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
National Technical Systems
10150 W Jefferson Blvd Culver City, CA 90232
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: HOLOGRAPHIC CONCENTRATORS FOR SOLAR THERMAL ROCKET ENGINES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,976.00
 

Abstract:

CONCEPTS EXIST FOR A NEW FORM OF THERMAL ROCKET PROPULSION SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM WOULD REQUIRE 10,000 TO 1 SOLAR ENERGY CONCENTRATION TO HEAT THE ROCKETS WORKING MEDIUM. HOLOGRAPHIC CONCENTRATORS CAN BE MADE TO SUPPLY THERMAL WAVELENGTHS TO THE ENGINE AND VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS TO SOLAR CELLS. THEY WOULD ALSO HAVE LOWER LAUNCH VOLUME AND MASS, HAVE SIMPLER DEPLOYMENT AND MOUNTING THAN ALTERNATE METHODS AVAILABLE, SUCH AS INFLATED LENTICULAR MIRRORS.

Principal Investigator:

Forrest keithley
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

National Technical Systems
10150 W Jefferson Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

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