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Fast-Impulse Solid Fuel Miniature Thruster

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4493
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-137
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
NEMS/MEMS WORKS,LLC.
2306 Longview Drive Columbia, MO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Fast-Impulse Solid Fuel Miniature Thruster
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0122
Award Amount: $729,655.00
 

Abstract:

A Fast Impulse Solid Fuel Miniature Thruster system will be developed for a specific application beneficial to the US Army. The selection of right nanoenergetic material will be done from various fuel-oxidizer systems to obtain thrust and specific impulse as required by the application. Fine-tuning the selected material will be done to match the established scaling law. A suitable design and manufacturing method for thruster motors will be developed. The on-chip ignition system and different loading methods of nanoenergetics in the motor chamber will be studied. The thrust performance and sensitivity requirements for the nanothermites will be defined based on the results of simulation and testing. A suitable business plan has been developed to make the project commercially viable.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Apperson
Vice President
(573) 808-0235
stevenapperson@nemsmems.org

Business Contact:

Keshab Gangopadhyay
President
(573) 356-9459
gangopadhyayk@missouri.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEMS/MEMS WORKS,LLC.
2306 Longview Drive Columbia, MO -

EIN/Tax ID: 260081508
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No