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High Performance Pulse Motor for Mission Flexibility

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
86181
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-0865
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD08-PR4
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Performance Pulse Motor for Mission Flexibility
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9300-10-C-3004
Award Amount: $749,132.00
 

Abstract:

Although solid rocket motors (SRM) are ideally suited to many propulsion applications, their lack of controllability restricts their mission flexibility. Following ignition of an SRM"s propellant grain, combustion continues until all propellant is consumed. Controllability of the motor"s thrust profile can provide improved missile performance and multi-role capability. One approach to gaining controllability is to use a pulse motor configuration, in which multiple solid propellant grains, physically separated by a barrier, are ignited individually, and burn independently, thereby providing multiple, discreet thrust pulses. Past development programs have proven technologies capable of providing thrust management but have not entered service mainly due to reduced propellant mass fraction and resulting loss in total impulse. A need exists for advanced materials and processes to overcome these performance losses and provide pulse motor thrust management payoffs at affordable cost and with high reliability and safety. Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to demonstrate feasibility of high performance solid rocket pulse motors with bonded end closures, incorporating innovative materials and manufacturing processes. Low cost, reliable manufacturing processes, coupled with advanced, lightweight, high performance materials, will provide the capability to achieve the desired thrust management and resulting performance enhancements.

Principal Investigator:

Michael J. Fisher
Prog Mgr, Propulsion Tech
(937) 320-1877
fishermj@crgrp.net

Business Contact:

Stephen D. Vining
Vice President, Governmen
(937) 320-1877
viningsd@crgrp.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No