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Small Launch Vehicles (SLV) Technologies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72790
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-027-1419
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WICKMAN SPACECRAFT & PROPULSION CO.
3745A Studer Casper, WY 82604-1339
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Small Launch Vehicles (SLV) Technologies
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-05-M-0103
Award Amount: $99,679.00
 

Abstract:

Difficulties in using foreign air bases and airspace is constraining the Air Force from striking high-value, time critical targets. The Small Launch Vehicle (SLV) and Common Aero Vehicle (CAV) that deploys weapons over the target within minutes after being launched from the United States can solve this. The SLV can also be used to launch satellites. Wickman Spacecraft & Propulsion Company is proposing a versatile and low cost SLV that will be air launched from Air Force cargo planes. It uses an innovative solid rocket motor with individually controlled nozzle throats providing real time controllable thrust and steering with a fixed nozzle. With an expansion-deflection exit cone, it has an optimum expansion ratio at all altitudes. The propellant is an environmentally friendly, low cost, phase stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant with a delivered specific impulse equal to ammonium perchlorate propellants. The solid rocket motors are "field" reloadable. Phase I determines the feasibility of this approach while Phase II demonstrates all the enabling technologies.

Principal Investigator:

John Wickman
President
3072655895
jwckman@space-rockets.com

Business Contact:

John Wickman
President
3072655895
jwckman@space-rockets.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

WICKMAN SPACECRAFT & PROPULSION CO.
3745A Studer Casper, WY 82604

EIN/Tax ID: 830309699
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No