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PROTOTYPE STORAGE AND DELIVERY DEVICE FOR CRYOGENIC SOLID OXYGEN PROPELLANTS.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
17923
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17923
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITE
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: PROTOTYPE STORAGE AND DELIVERY DEVICE FOR CRYOGENIC SOLID OXYGEN PROPELLANTS.
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORBITEC PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A MEANS TO PRODUCE AND UTILIZE SOLID OXIDIZERS IN A COMBUSTION CHAMBER. CONDENSION GASEOUS OXYGEN DIRECTLY TO THE SOLID STATE APPEARS AN INTRACTABLE APPROACH BECOUSE OF LOW DENSITY OF THE FROST FORMATION. RAPID FREEZING FROM THE LIQUID PHASE HOWEVER, ASSURES A DENSE, COHERENT SOLID PHASE FORMATION. TO SIMPLIFY DELIVERY TO THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER, WE PROPOSE TO USE THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER AS THE FREEZING AND STORAGE COMPARTMENT. CRYOGENS OTHER THAN HYDROGEN AND HELIUM HAVE NEGLIGIBLE VAPOR PRESSURES AT THE TEMPERATURES INDICATED, AND SUBLIMATION REATES WOULD BE NEGLIGIBLY SLOW. WE PROPOSE TO ACCOMPLISH THE OXIDIZER SOLIDIFICAITON BY MEANS OF AN LH2 CHILLED HEAT SINK AND TO CONTROL THE RATE OF CONDENSATION BY THE DELIVERY PRESSURE OF THE OXYGEN/OZONE MIXTURE. IN OPERATION, THE ENGINE WOULD OPERATE AS A LIQUID/SOLID HYBRID MOTOR. GASEOUS OR LIQUID FUEL, SUCH AS HYDROGEN OR METHANE WOULD BE PRESSURE FED INTO THE SOLID OXIDIZER GRAIN WHICH HAD BEEN FORMED IN PLACE IN THE MOTOR CASE. DURING PHASE I WE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE CONDENSATION AND FREEZE PROCESS. DURING PHASE II, WE WILL BUILD AND FIRE A SMALL MOTOR IN THE 100-200 LB THRUST RANGE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Eric Rice
6088331992

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Orbital Technologies Corp.
402 Gammon Place, Suite 10 Madison, WI 53719

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