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Low Cost Carbon-Carbon Rocket Nozzle Development

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105901
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Firestar Engineering, LLC
1122 Flightline Street, #76 Mojave, CA 93501-1610
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Low Cost Carbon-Carbon Rocket Nozzle Development
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CG14P
Award Amount: $99,672.00
 

Abstract:

This development will provide an inexpensive vacuum nozzle manufacturing option for NOFBX<SUP>TM</SUP> monopropellant systems that are currently being developed under NASA SBIR funding. NOFBX<SUP>TM</SUP> is non toxic and utilizes a much simpler monopropellant feed system architecture. Furthermore NOFBX<SUP>TM</SUP> meets the criteria for a non-toxic propellants that will meet NASA's performance targets (as indicated by high specific impulse and high specific impulse density) while improving safety and reducing handling operations as compared to current state-of-the-art hydrazine-based propellants. During the proposed effort we will develop CC composite in-space nozzles for use on 100lbf class NOFBX<SUP>TM</SUP> thrusters.We have built the first CC composite rocket nozzle prototype that does not require autoclaving or CVD/CVI processes. In fact our process is more akin to typical carbon fiber lay-up standards than that of typical CC composites manufacturing methods.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Mungas
Principal Investigator
6617558819
greg.mungas@firestarz.com

Business Contact:

Gregory Peters
Business Official
6618601088
greg.peters@firestarz.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Firestar Engineering, LLC
1122 Flightline Street, #76 Mojave, CA 93501-1610

EIN/Tax ID: 010663015
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No