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Advanced Gel Propellants for Exo-Atmospheric Kill Vehicle for Ground-based…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74577
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-1542
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
3D RESEARCH CORP.
7057 Old Madison Pike, Suite 200, P.O. Box 11723 Huntsville, AL 35806
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Advanced Gel Propellants for Exo-Atmospheric Kill Vehicle for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0037
Award Amount: $99,867.00
 

Abstract:

3D Research Corporation and the University of Alabama in Huntsville have teamed to offer advanced high-energy gel propellants for exoatmospheric interceptors. High energy gelled propellants are required to improve the performance envelopes of future MDA missile interceptors. We will theoretically investigate a number of gelled fuel-additive combinations to determine the best potential performers, and select the most promising combinations for experimental investigation. This approach utilizes the best combination of available data through experimental analysis with the advantages of a strong experimental program. We will report the results of theoretical analysis of numerous gel-additive combinations, and specific data obtained from kinetics studies of the most promising combinations. Those gel-additive and oxidizer combinations which show the most promise for performance and systemization will be selected for detailed testing small-scale motors in Phase II. Future interceptor systems currently on the drawing board, such as the Kinetic Energy Interceptor, are posed to accept best in class propellants for current and future upgrades. Our team has a history of high-energy propellant development and the proper analytical and experimental tools to efficiently meet the needs of the government.

Principal Investigator:

Jim Woosley
Chief Scientist
2567055410
Jwoosley@3drc.com

Business Contact:

Kathryn Powers
Manager, Contracts
2567055410
Kpowers@3drc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

3D RESEARCH CORP.
7057 Old Madison Pike, Suite 200, P.O. Box 11723 Huntsville, AL 35806

EIN/Tax ID: 631179661
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No