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Very Light-Weight Divert Propulsion Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52470
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011PRO-1903
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ceramic Composites, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD 21401-8907
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Very Light-Weight Divert Propulsion Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F04611-01-C-0033
Award Amount: $99,873.00
 

Abstract:

The next generation of rocket propulsion thrusters will be required to be lighter, and provide higher thrusts with no increase in the cost of manufacturing. The fabrication of a very light weight propulsion systems is proposed through the integration of alight weight ceramic injector with a ceramic matrix composite nozzle. This approach will reduce the mass of the system by over 50%. The injector will be fabricated by low cost stereolithography and intimately attached to the nozzle during densificationvia a rapid, low-cost CVI technique. The performance of the light weight system will be demonstrated with H2 and O2 propellants.The proposed fabrication approach will reduce the mass of the propulsion system by 50% leading to a greater Isp, faster response times and range, and a lower access to space cost. In the future, reduced thermal transfer through the injector will lead tothe ability to use PMC fuel lines further reducing the overall propulsion system weight. CCI will work closely with Primex Aerospace Corporation to design and develop a commercial unit for future propulsion systems.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Patterson
Chief Scientist
4102243710
patterson@techassess.com

Business Contact:

Sharon Fehrenbacher
Vice President
4102243710
sharon@techassess.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CERAMIC COMPOSITES, INC.
1110 Benfield Blvd. Millersville, MD 21108

EIN/Tax ID: 521741350
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No