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Advanced MMH-Based Gel Fuel

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68259
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2890
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced MMH-Based Gel Fuel
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R130
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORBITEC and SRI propose to develop an advanced gel propellant fuel based on monomethyl hydrazine (MMH) that provides higher volumetric specific impulse, incorporates a combustible particulate gellant, and has desirable stability and aging characteristics. To improve volumetric Isp, a performance-enhancing compound can be added in conjunction with existing polymeric gelling agents, or new high-energy gellants can be used. Various solid-fuel additives will be considered to provide additional performance benefits by increasing density specific impulse. Atomization can be improved by adding surfactants to modify the MMH surface tension. The resulting MMH-based gel fuel is expected to meet the demands of at least 25 lbf-s/in3 increase in volumetric specific impulse, minimum exhaust signature, high stability, and long life required for advanced propellant gels.

Principal Investigator:

Martin Chiaverini
Principal Investigator
6088275000
chiaverinim@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