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Constant Mixture Expulsion Tank System (COMET)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68262
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2891
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: 2004
Title: Constant Mixture Expulsion Tank System (COMET)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R131
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORBITEC proposes to develop a Constant Mixture Expulsion Tank System (COMET) to meet the Army's need for advanced gel bipropulsion tank systems the guarantee a constant volumetric Oxidizer-to-Fuel ratio. The benefits of the COMET result from the innovative mechanical linkage mechanisms developed by ORBITEC for maintaining constant volumetric propellant flow. The Phase I COMET development program will produce a series of detailed design studies of potential gel bipropulsion tank system configurations, including structural analysis, materials evaluation, testing of prototype mechanical linkage mechanisms, testing of prototype tank system configurations using water-based gel propellant simulants, the design of pressure relief systems to satisfy the Insensitive Munitions requirements, the preparation of three flight-like design alternatives for evaluation by the Army in Phase II, and detailed development, fabrication, and test plans for the Phase II effort.

Principal Investigator:

William Knuth
Chief Engineer
6088275000
knuthw@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

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

ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.(ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717

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