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A BORON ASSISTED COMBUSTION MODEL WITH SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
3620
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3620
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821-3976
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: A BORON ASSISTED COMBUSTION MODEL WITH SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

SOLID BORON HAS LONG BEEN RECOGNIZED AS A POTENTIAL HIGH VOLUMETRIC DENSITY PROPELLANT FOR VOLUME LIMITED ROCKET AND AIR BREATHING PROPULSION SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, ACHIEVING THIS POTENTIAL HAS BEEN DIFFICULT DUE TO LOW COMBUSTION AND HEAT RELEASE EFFICIENCIES IN CONVENTIONALLY DESIGNED COMBUSTORS. A THREE PHASE MODEL OF BORON ASSISTED COMBUSTION IS POSTULATED AND THE ROLE THAT KINETIC SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS CAN PLAY IN ELUCIDATING CRITICAL MODEL REACTIONS AND PROCESSES IS EXAMINED. A PHASE I PROPOSAL TO IMPLEMENT A BORON ASSISTED HOMOGENEOUS COMBUSTION PHASE MODEL IS PRESENTED. PHASE II EFFORTS WOULD EXTEND THIS COMBUSTION MODEL AND THE NECESSARY SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS CONCEPTS TO THE HETEROGENEOUS COMBUSTION PHASES OF IGNITION AND EXHAUST CONDENSATION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Charles E Kolb
6176639500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research Inc.
45 Manning Rd Billerica, MA 01821

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