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Constant Mixture Expulsion Tank System (COMET)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68262
Program Year/Program:
2006 / 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 53717-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Constant Mixture Expulsion Tank System (COMET)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0125
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORBITEC proposes to continue to develop a Constant Mixture Expulsion Tank System (COMET) to meet the Army's need for advanced gel bi-propellant tank systems that inherently expel a constant volumetric Oxidizer-to-Fuel ratio. The benefits of the COMET system result from innovative mechanical linkage mechanisms developed by ORBITEC for maintaining constant volumetric propellant flow. The COMET program will produce a reliable, compact, light-weight, simple, low-cost constant mixture ratio gel bipropellant supply system that can be readily integrated into Army tactical missile systems. Gel propellants offer special benefits in terms of performance, mission controllability and safety, thereby the opportunity for near-term improvements in weapon capabilities. ORBITEC's Phase I work demonstrated the feasibility of innovative COMET concepts using gel propellant simulants. The Phase II work will focus on development and demonstrations of a practical propellant tank concept design, and hot firing demonstrations of prototype COMET systems using active gel propellants. The tank expulsion systems will be characterized by their volumetric efficiency, weight, and cost. A preliminary Phase III design project will be prepared. A Phase III program plan and cost estimate will also be developed.

Principal Investigator:

William H. Knuth
Chief Engineer
6088275000
knuthw@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

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

ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.(ORBITE
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