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RHENIUM THRUSTERS FOR 2480 DEGREES K CYCLIC OPERATION

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2860
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2860
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: RHENIUM THRUSTERS FOR 2480 DEGREES K CYCLIC OPERATION
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

CANDIDATE MATERIALS AND PROCESSES COMPATIBLE WITH RADIATIVELY COOLED THRUSTERS UTILIZING HYDROGEN/OXYGEN AND STATE-OF-THE-ART OXIDIZING PROPELLANTS AT TEMPERATURES OF ATLEAST 2480 DEGREES K AND ABLE TO WITHSTAND AT LEAST 1000 TEMPERATURE CYCLES ARE SEVERLY LIMITED. NO SINGLE MATERIAL EXISTS TODAY WHICH CAN RELIABLY MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS. ULTRAMET PROPOSES AN INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF A COMBINATION OF MATERIALS, SPECIFICALLYRHENIUM FOR STRENGTH AND IRIDIUM FOR OXIDATION/CORROSION RESISTANCE TOGETHER WITH A NOVEL FABRICATION TECHNIQUE WHICH WILL ASSURE RELIABILITY. IN PHASE I, ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO DETERMINE THE TEMPERATURE AND LIFE LIMITS AND DEMONSTRATE FEASIBILITY OF THE FABRICATION TECHNIQUE WITH THE END PRODUCT BEING A TESTABLE THRUSTER.

Principal Investigator:

Richard B Kaplan
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague St Pacoima, CA 91331

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