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Water-Based Thrusters for Space Propulsion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
58397
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB1-0294
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Water-Based Thrusters for Space Propulsion
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0103CR244
Award Amount: $800,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORBITEC proposes to develop a Stoichiometric Combustion Rocket Engine (SCORE) that would serve as the primary thruster for DARPA?s water rocket. The water rocket concept requires the development of a satellite power-and-propulsion architecture utilizingwater as a source of both chemical energy storage and propellant. The SCORE applies ORBITEC?s vortex cold-wall flow field to enable high-performance rocket operation in the harsh operating environment of stoichiometric H/O combustion. The Phase II programwill build on the successful results of the Phase I effort to develop successive generations of rocket engines with increasingly flight-like characteristics, culminating in a regeneratively-cooled, vortex combustion cold-wall engine that will be testedunder simulated space conditions near the end of the project. The Phase II program is structured to work toward the development in Phase III of a spaceflight SCORE to be used as part of a water rocket demonstration package.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher St.Clair
Principal Investigator
6088275000
stclairc@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

Eric Rice
President/CEO
6088275000
koffarnusl@orbitec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (ORBITEC)
Space Center Madison, WI 53717

EIN/Tax ID: 391628664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No