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A NOVEL VERY-LOW-COST AIRBREATHING PROPULSION SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
17847
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17847
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adroit Systems, Inc.
411 108th Avenue NE Suite 1080 Bellevue, WA 98004 0555
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: A NOVEL VERY-LOW-COST AIRBREATHING PROPULSION SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,847.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENTLY, AIRBREATHING PROPULSION SYSTEMS WHICH OPERATE IN THE HIGH SUBSONIC REGIME ARE EXPENSIVE, COMPLEX, HEAVY AND USE PERISHABLE FUELS. TO OVERCOME THESE LIMITATIONS, A NOVEL PROPULSION CONCEPT BASED ON A PULSE DETONATION ENGINE (PDE) OR A CONVENTIONAL RAMJET COMBUSTOR (CRC) COUPLED WITH A BORON SOLID FUELED HYBRID GAS GENERATOR (HGG) IS PROPOSED. THE INNOVATION DRAWS FROM RECENT SUCCESSES IN COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS AND FROM SYSTEMS ENGINEERING STUDIES PERFORMED BY THE AUTHOR. THE PROPOSED PROPULSION SYSTEM HAS MANY HIGHLY DESIRABLE FEATURES INCLUDING A VERY LOW UNIT COST, DESIGN SIMPLICITY, OPERATIONAL SIMPLICITY, AND STORABILITY. THE PROPULSION SYSTEM CAN OPERATE OVER A RANGE OF MACH NUMBERS AND IS WELL SUITED FOR PROPELLING A STANDOFF MUNITION AT HIGH SUBSONIC SPEEDS.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas R.a. Bussing
7036842900

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Adroit Systems, Inc.
809 North Royal Street Alexandria, VA 22314

EIN/Tax ID: 541249257
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No