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Advanced Oxidizers for Hybrid Propulsion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86175
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-PR3-1002
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: 2008
Title: Advanced Oxidizers for Hybrid Propulsion
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9300-08-M-3107
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORBITEC proposes to develop a high-performance, non-toxic, storable oxidizer to replace current storable oxidizers for hybrid rocket motor propulsion systems. The proposed candidate oxidizers have higher energy and oxygen content, greater density, lower volatility, and less corrosivity than the nitrogen oxides and nitric acid. In Phase I, physical properties and performance of the specific identified compounds will be determined to provide data for ranking the candidate fuels. Theoretical performance with selected fuels will be calculated and compared to baseline performance using SOTA oxidizers. The system-level benefits of propulsion systems using the new oxidizers will be quantified by comparison to existing systems. Hot-fire test plans for Phase II will be developed and initial synthesis of several candidate compounds will begin toward the end of the Phase I period.

Principal Investigator:

Martin Chiaverini
Principal Propulsion Engineer
6082292732
chiaverinim@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

Eric E. Rice
President and CEO
6082292730
knaufs@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