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Ceramic Microthruster Clusters for Nano- and Microsatellites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86924
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-061-0368
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sienna Technologies, Inc.
19501 144TH AVE NE SUITE F-500 Woodinville, WA 98072-4423
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Ceramic Microthruster Clusters for Nano- and Microsatellites
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9300-08-M-3004
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, a high throughput chemical micropropulsion system for nano- and microsatellites will be developed. The microthruster will use an all-ceramic construction to withstand the high temperatures associated with the high Isp, clean burning, high-energy-density, non-toxic liquid monopropellant. The developed high throughput propulsion system will enable micro- and nano-satellites to execute precision orbital transfer and rendezvous missions, allow precision pointing of the spacecraft and its sensors, and make incremental orbital adjustments. In Phase I, modeling and simulation will be carried out to select propellant composition, i.e., oxidizer/fuel ratio, and microthruster geometry to maximize the Isp. Catalysts evaluation for decomposition of the liquid monopropellant, and materials selection for microthruster construction will be completed. Microthruster fabrication techniques will also be identified for construction and testing of a fully functional microthruster in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Stephanie Sawhill
Director, Research & Development
4254857272
stephanie.sawhill@siennatech.com

Business Contact:

Ender Savrun
President
4254857272
ender.savrun@siennatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIENNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
19501 144th Avenue NE Suite F-500 Woodinville, WA 98072

EIN/Tax ID: 911724179
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No