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Advanced Materials and Cooling Schemes for Rocket Engine Combustion Chambers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55295
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001PR-2782
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.
603 East Robinson Street Suite 7 Carson City, NV -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Advanced Materials and Cooling Schemes for Rocket Engine Combustion Chambers
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F04611-01-C-0047
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

We will produce and test a flight-type transpiration cooled combustion chamber for high performance, reusable, liquid rocket engines utilizing a novel uniform pore material. The Sierra Engineering design produces a durable, low cost, flight-weighttranspiration cooled liner with integral fluid distribution and structural support hardware. The design will be based upon the rigorous analysis procedure and associated methodology developed under the Phase I project. The Phase I effort also fabricateda transporation cooled combustion chamber barrel segment and applied the design methodology and fabrication technique to a chamber concept for an NK-33 class hydrocarbon booster engine. The Phase II SBIR program shall: l)generate the data necessary toevaluate and improve the design methodology for a wide range of transpiration coolants, 2) demonstrate scale-up of the fabrication techniques from a heavy-weight research scale to a relevant flight-type booster class engine, and 3) produce a commerciallyviable 40 Klbf-class combustion chamber. Transpiration cooled combustion chamber technology has been demonstrated by others at a concept level, but flight weight hardware has never been developed.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffery Muss, PhD
Principal Investigator
9164476064
jamuss@pacbell.net

Business Contact:

Curtis Johnson
President
7758850139
curtis@johnsonrockets.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.
603 E. Robinson Street,Suite 7 Carson City, NV 89701

EIN/Tax ID: 880391383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No