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High Power Planar Hall Thruster Technology Development

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73135
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-204-3491
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: 2005
Title: High Power Planar Hall Thruster Technology Development
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9300-05-M-3009
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR will test the feasibility and viability of a Planar Hall Thruster (PHT) to enable high-power, modular thrusters with improved operating characteristics and lower lifecycle costs. Recent research suggests that conventional Hall thrusters may have limitations on efficiency and power scaling that are not easily overcome based on geometric factors. A planar geometry relaxes these constraints and can lead to a higher efficiency platform if a method to handle the drift current particle losses are found. This Phase I effort will address both of these issues.

Principal Investigator:

Robert A. Stubbers
Senior Engineer
2173902784
rstubbers@starfireindustries.com

Business Contact:

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

STARFIRE INDUSTRIES, LLC
60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

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