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VARIABLE FLOW GAS GENERATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
6319
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6319
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ramcor Inc.
800 Follin Ln Vienna, VA 22180
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: VARIABLE FLOW GAS GENERATOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,000.00
 

Abstract:

A VARIABLE FLOW GAS GENERATOR IS DESIRED TO MEET PRESENT AND FUTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIMARY MISSILE POWER SUPPLIES. VARIABLE FLOW SOLID PROPELLANT GAS GENERATORS CAN OFFER SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN PACKAGING VOLUME WHEN COMPARED WITH CONSTANT FLOW DEVICES. THE PRINCIPLE ADVANTAGE IS THAT THE FLOW RATE CAN BE ADJUSTED TO MATCH THE AVERAGE GAS FLOW, RATHER THAN THE PEAK FLOW. THERE ARE THREE TECHNIQUES BY WHICH THE FLOW RATE CAN BE MODIFIED: ACCUMULATOR EFFECT, MASS ADDITION AND FLOW RESTRICTION. THE ACCUMULATOR EFFECT IS THE RESULT OF EXPANSION OF PRESSURIZED GASES IN THE GAS GENERATOR VOLUME. THE MASS ADDITION IS BASED ON INJECTION MASS, EITHER SOLID, LIQUID OR GAS, INTO THE BURNING VOLUME. RESTRICTED FLOW IS BASED ON THE FACT THAT GAS GENERATORS WILL BURN AT A FASTER RATE AT THE ELEVATED PRESSURE INDUCED BY RESTRICTING THE EXHAUST FLOW. AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE TASK IS AN ANALYSIS OF THE FLOW REQUIREMENTS. THIS WOULD INCLUDE EFFECTIVE MODELING OF THE VARIOUS FLOW CONTROL TECHNIQUES AS WELL AS THE STABILITY OF THE FLOW CONTROL MECHANISMS. PRELIMINARY STUDIES INDICATE THAT AN APPROXIMATE 70% REDUCTION IN GAS GENERATOR VOLUME CAN BE ACHIEVED BY USING A DEMAND FLOW SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D Jacobson
6194463502

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ramcor Inc.
800 Follin Ln Vienna, VA 22180

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