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Advanced Injector Designs for Hydrocarbon Liquid Rocket Engine Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
66807
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O031-0163
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced Injector Designs for Hydrocarbon Liquid Rocket Engine Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-04-C-2513
Award Amount: $749,986.00
 

Abstract:

Combustion instability is one of the greatest development risks for liquid propellant engines. In developing a stable injector design, the risks arise from a variety of sources - limited modeling capabilities, poor scalability and the high cost of appropriate component test facilities. Sierra Engineering Inc. believes that much of the empirical data on the injection element's driving characteristics can be obtained using a single full-sized injection element in combustion chamber of the same diameter as the full-scale chamber. Our proposed Phase II validation effort covers the critical design, fabrication and testing of a single-element stability tester. Test data, generated in relevant operating environments, will be used to anchor stability model inputs, thereby limiting extrapolation while applying the models to large-scale engines.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey A. Muss
Senior Engineer
9163636161
jmuss@sierraengineering.com

Business Contact:

Curtis W. Johnson
President
7758850139
cwj@sierraengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.
603 East 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