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Innovative High Power Hall Thruster Configuration Using Novel Rotating Magnetic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67721
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-198-3041
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Starfire Industries LLC
2109 South Oak Street, Suite 100 Urbana, IL 61820-0914
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Innovative High Power Hall Thruster Configuration Using Novel Rotating Magnetic Fields
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9300-04-M-3006
Award Amount: $99,990.00
 

Abstract:

Starfire Industries has identified a novel Hall thruster configuration with significant potential for higher thrust-to-power ratio, thrust-to-mass ratio and intrinsic efficiency compared to the current state-of-the-art. In this Phase I SBIR exploratory development, Starfire Industries will build and test a proof-of-principle next-generation Hall thruster configuration employing rotating magnetic fields. Direct measurement of plasma potential, temperature, and density distribution will be accomplished with a fast double probe. Circuit parameters will be analyzed for power conversion efficiency. Concept evaluation and recommendations will be made for a Phase II prototype thruster.

Principal Investigator:

Robert A. Stubbers
Senior Engineer
2173902874
rstubbers@starfireindustries.com

Business Contact:

Brian E. Jurczyk
President
7089556691
bjurczyk@starfireindustries.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STARFIRE INDUSTRIES, LLC
1010 W. Stoughton #203 Urbana, IL 61801

EIN/Tax ID: 364430936
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No