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Advanced Rocket Propulsion Technologies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79335
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-193-3627
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SOFTWARE & ENGINEERING ASSOC., INC.
1802 N. Carson Street Suite 200 Carson City, NV 89701-1238
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Advanced Rocket Propulsion Technologies
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9300-06-M-3005
Award Amount: $99,909.00
 

Abstract:

A modeling and experimental program is proposed with the goal of reducing the mean size of metal oxide droplets in the exhaust of solid propellant rocket motors (SRMs). The proposed effort looks at all aspects of metal combustion and discrete phase dynamics which occur in SRMs and offers approaches which have the potential to reduce the mean droplet size in the flowfield which would subsequently increase the delivered performance of these motors. The payoff in terms of payload or range is tremendous. A 1% increase in Isp means approximately a 4% increase in payload. The rule of thumb used for most motors is that the two-phase flow loss is 1% in Isp per micron of droplet diameter, i.e. "1% per micron". Thus any reduction in the mean drop size has large potential payback.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan C. French
Senior Research Engineer
7758821966
jon@seainc.com

Business Contact:

Douglas E. Coats
President
7758821966
doug@seainc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SOFTWARE & ENGINEERING ASSOC., INC.
1802 N. Carson Street, Suite 200 Carson City, NV 89701

EIN/Tax ID: 953015605
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No