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Micro-Chamber Turbine Device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
35703
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
35703
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: 1997
Title: Micro-Chamber Turbine Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

A Micro-Turbojet system is vastly reduced in size, on the order of 1.0-10cm diameter with thrust from .051b to 8lbs. Micro-electronics machining (MEM) techniques are used to produce augmentation unit that is fitted to an existing successful micro-turbojet(5.0 inch diameter, 35 lbs thrust), augmenting the combustion and compression requirements. Combustor augmentation reduces the need for higher RPM for the smaller compressor wheels, and supplies extra oxygen. The MEM technology is derived from DARPA research, including mixing elements, deep LIGA processes, and an integral MEM igniter system. External compressed fuel and oxygen is used in the augmentation device, with the potential to develop the unit into a turbo ramjet propulsion system.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory Heinen
6088275000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Orbital Technologies Corp.
1212 Fourier Drive, Space Center Madison, WI 53717

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