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Lightweight Pump Technology for Advanced Green Monopropellants

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
125024
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H2.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Systima Technologies, Inc.
1832 180th Street South East Bothell, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Lightweight Pump Technology for Advanced Green Monopropellants
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CM08P
Award Amount: $124,687.00
 

Abstract:

Systima will develop an innovative light weight self-pressurizing pump (SPP) technology to provide a constant-pressure supply of monopropellant to a spacecraft or tactical propulsion system. The SPP does not require a helium tank and higher operating pressure have a negligible impact on the system mass. Since the SPP has a lower weight than comparable propellant pressurization systems, it provides an opportunity for reducing launch costs, increasing spacecraft or tactical system payload capacity and significantly enhancing delta velocity/?V. This technology can be used with hydrazine, HAN-based, or ADN-based propellants as there are no known limitations on the monopropellant that can be used in the system. The self-pressurizing lightweight pump for advanced monopropellants offers significant advantages in applications where a large?V is required, such as large spacecraft or in applications where high-pressure is needed, such as liquid ACS or DACS thrusters. The Phase I and Phase II SBIR will focus on development of the system for operation with the HAN-based monopropellant AF-M315E.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Luccio
Sr. Development Engineer
4254874020
paul.luccio@systima.com

Business Contact:

Tom Prenzlow
Business Official
4254874020
tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Systima Technologies, Inc.
1832 180th Street South East Bothell, WA -

EIN/Tax ID: 270011081
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No