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METHANOL AS A HEAT-SINK FOR HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6557
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6557
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC.
41901 Wolverine Road Shawnee, OK 74804-0951
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: METHANOL AS A HEAT-SINK FOR HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,998.00
 

Abstract:

HYPERSONIC FLIGHT REQUIRES COOLING OF THE LEADING EDGE OF THE AIRFOILS AND INTERNAL ENGINE PARTS. THIS COOLING CAN BE PROVIDED BY ENDOTHERMIC FUEL REACTIONS. METHANOL DISSOCIATION CAN PROVIDE MORE HEAT SINK CAPACITY THAN PREVIOUSLY PROPOSED REACTIONS SUCH AS THE DEHYDROGENATION OF METHYLCYCLOHEXANE. METHANOL DECOMPOSITION CATALYSTS WILL BE PREPARED THAT HAVE HIGH ACTIVITY AND SELECTIVITY TO METHANOL DECOMPOSITION, HIGH TEMPERATURE STABILITY AND HIGH MECHANICALSTRENGTH. THESE CATALYSTS WILL BE TESTED IN A PLUG FLOW MICROCATALYTIC REACTOR. DATA FROM THE TESTS WILL BE USED TO PERFORM A SYSTEMSANALYSIS TO DETERMINE THE MISSION BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE DISSOCIATEDMETHANOL HEAT SINK TO HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT.

Principal Investigator:

Michael karpuk
3034942338

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Development Assocs
3160 Galena Wy Boulder, CO 80303

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