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Company Information:

Company Name:
Reaction Systems, LLC
Address:
17301 W. Colfax Avenue #160
Golden, CO 80401-
Phone:
(303) 881-7992
URL:
EIN:
330765767
DUNS:
196231166
Number of Employees:
5
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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POC Name:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,099,578.00 10
SBIR Phase II $2,996,561.00 4
STTR Phase I $199,987.00 2
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

Kinetic Mechanisms for CFD

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Brad Hitch, Principal Engineer
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
RI Contact:
Paulina Tagle
Abstract:
Development of scramjet engines is hindered by the lack of fast and accurate turbulent reacting flow CFD tools. Reaction Systems, LLC proposes to investigate new methods to extract minimal kinetic mechanisms from large detailed kinetic mechanisms to substantially decrease the number of additional… More

Gaseous, Liquid, and Gelled Propellant Hypergolic Reaction Mechanisms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
STANFORD UNIV.
RI Contact:
Meredith O'Connor
Abstract:
Contemporary storable hypergolic bipropellants such as MMH and IRFNA are desirable for use in military rocket applications due to their high specific impulse, no separate ignition system, and to actively control engine thrust. There is also great interest in safer munitions using gelled and… More

Kinetic Mechanisms for Reacting Flow CFD

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Bradley D. Hitch, CEO and Chief Engineer
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
RI Contact:
Gayle F. Lund
Abstract:
Development of scramjet engines is hindered by the lack of fast and accurate turbulent reacting flow CFD tools. In Phase I of this STTR project, Reaction Systems, LLC investigated a fundamentally new approach to reducing the computational burden of detailed chemistry that holds great promise in… More

SBIR Phase I: MEMS Ion Thruster for Microsat and Nanosat Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) ion thrusters for microsat and nanosat applications based on a new and innovative ion production technology. Small satellites offer exciting possibilities for future communication… More

Species Source Term Mapping for Reacting Flow CFD

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Bradley D. Hitch, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Simulations of reacting flow in applications such as scramjet engines are currently limited in their utility or accuracy by the chemistry sub-models employed. Accurate chemistry models for hydrocarbon fuels are particularly problematic since the detailed kinetic mechanisms can be highly complex,… More

Novel Liquid Sorbents for CO2 Capture from Coal-Fired Power Plants "Advanced Separation and Capture Techniques for CO2 Produced by Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,647.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The world-wide demand for power is increasing while petroleum feed stocks are rapidly being depleted. Although known coal reserves could satisfy the world¿s energy demands for the next 60 years, coal is also a large producer of CO2, and its use could result in increased climate change. While… More

Novel Liquid Membranes for CO2 and H20 Control in EVA Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Wickham, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The development of new, robust, lightweight systems for CO2 removal during EVA is a crucial need for NASA. With current activity focused on the development of Lunar outposts, mission times will need to be extended without increasing the size and weight of the portable life support system (PLSS). … More

Catalytic N2O Decomposition for Piloted Scramjet Ignition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Wickham, Senior Developer I
Abstract:
Ignition, flameholding, and flame spreading is difficult to achieve in current hydrocarbon scramjet hypersonic missile designs. This is particularly true at the end of the initial rocket boost phase when the hardware and fuel can still be very cold. Reaction Systems proposes to develop a lightweight… More

Catalytic N2O Decomposition for Piloted Scramjet Ignition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Wickham, Principal Investigator – (720) 352-7161
Abstract:
High speed air breathing engines can deliver payloads with vehicles that are smaller and lighter than rocket powered vehicles. Unfortunately, ignition and flame holding in scramjet engines has proven to be difficult, particularly with cold hardware and low-volatility fuels such as JP-7. Although… More

A Novel Process for Improved Hydrogen Separation and Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Because of increasing demand for energy and decreasing supply of fossil fuels there now is a strong need to reduce fossil fuel consumption and one way to do this is to use more efficient methods to convert fuel to power. Currently, the technology that has one of the highest energy conversion… More

Self-Organizing Maps for Fast LES Combustion Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Bradley D. Hitch, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Tremendous advances have been made in the development of large and accurate detailed reaction chemistry models for hydrocarbon fuels. Comparable progress has also been achieved in CFD as an engineering design tool. Highly accurate hydrocarbon chemistry is now desired for simulating gas turbine… More

Advanced Supported Liquid Membranes for CO2 Control in EVA Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Wickham, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The development of new, robust, lightweight systems for CO2 removal during EVA is a crucial need for NASA. With current and anticipated space activities, mission times will need to be extended without increasing the size and weight of the portable life support system (PLSS). While much of the… More

Advanced Supported Liquid Membranes for CO2 Control in EVA Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David T. Wickham, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The development of new, robust, lightweight systems for CO2 removal during EVA is a crucial need for NASA. Current activity is focused on extending mission times without increasing the size and weight of the portable life support system (PLSS). Although CO2 sorbents that can be regenerated during… More

A Novel Thermal Method for Rapid Coke Measurement in Liquid Rocket Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Wickham, Principal Investigator – (720) 352-7161
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The surfaces of rocket engine thrust chambers, throats and nozzles are exposed to combustion products at temperatures ranging from 4000 to 6000 degrees F and therefore engines must utilize a cooling mechanism to prevent metal failure. Unfortunately, regenerative cooling leaves coke… More

A Novel Thermal Method for Rapid Coke Measurement in Liquid Rocket Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,565.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Wickham, Principal Investigator – (720) 352-7161
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The surfaces of rocket engines are exposed to high pressure combustion products at temperatures up to 6000°F. Regenerative cooling can cause coke to form on the heat exchanger surfaces and the intention to reuse engines creates the potential for excessive coke accumulation, reduced… More

An Advanced Endothermic Fuel System for Hypersonic Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,998.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Wickham, Principal Investigator – (720) 352-7161
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The development of weapons that can travel at hypersonic speeds is becoming a high priority to the US Air Force. Continued development of these vehicles relies on the ability to cool the combustor using the fuel. The cooling capacity of kerosene-based fuels is low even with endothermic… More

An Advanced Endothermic Fuel System for Hypersonic Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Wickham, Principal Investigator – (720) 352-7161
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The development of weapons that can travel at hypersonic speeds is becoming a high priority to the US Air Force. A key technology needed for the continued development of these propulsion systems is the ability to cool the combustor by flowing fuel through channels machined in the walls. … More