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NOFB-Aerospike

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95322
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095695
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2010
Title: NOFB-Aerospike
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CC61P
Award Amount: $99,790.00
 

Abstract:

We propose the research, development and testing of a clustered aerospike engine to eventually be utilized with our high performance NOFB (nitrous oxide fuel blend) monopropellant and combustion chamber designs (patents pending) for planetary ascent stages. Compared to existing systems, this monopropulsion system concept: 1) achieves bipropellant rocket performance in a compact, monopropellant system architecture; 2) is non-toxic to allow a low cost, extensive engine testing prior to actual flight compared to toxic propellant alternatives; 3) is stable and storable over a very wide range of temperatures and environmental conditions; 4) is <30% of the overall length of an equivalent conventional bell nozzle engine, ~90% of the diameter, and allows high density packaging of mono/bipropellant systems into compact launch configurations reducing propulsion system volume and mass; 5) can be thrust-vectored to remove a separate engine gimbal requirement; and 6) utilizes an atmosphere-compensating nozzle allowing for significant mass savings and consistent performance over a wide range of altitudes.

Principal Investigator:

Greg S. Mungas
Principal Investigator
6267558819
greg.mungas@firestar-engineering.com

Business Contact:

David J. Fisher
Business Official
3039460079
david@firestar-engineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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