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Thermal Decomposer for Peroxide

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69448
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-0673
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: 2004
Title: Thermal Decomposer for Peroxide
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-04-C-0092
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

The utilization of High Test Hydrogen Peroxide (HTP) as military propellant can be greatly simplified by replacing the classical catalyst bed with a novel thermal decomposer. A thermal peroxide decomposition system offers the potential to enhance the operability and system safety margin of peroxide systems. Fundamental knowledge of decomposition kinetics, including the effects of common stabilizers, is essential for the analytical design of such a decomposer. Validated HTP decomposition kinetics will also eliminate the costly, and potentially dangerous, cut-and-try design approach currently used for the design of HTP systems. The ultimate innovation is elimination of the catalyst bed in HTP devices including rocket engines and chemical lasers. This Phase II effort focuses on validation of the decomposition kinetics model developed during Phase I, and its application to design and demonstrate a prototype thermal decomposer.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey A. Muss
Principal Investigator
9163636161
jmuss@sierraengineering.com

Business Contact:

Curtis W. Johnson
President
7758880139
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
Research Institution Information:
Office of Sponsored Programs
330 Thomas Boyd Hall, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Contact: James L. Bates
Contact Phone: (225) 578-3386
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university