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Microchannel Thermo Catalytic Ignition for Advanced Mono- and Bipropellants

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95665
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
090079
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
T3
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Plasma Processes, LLC
4914 Moores Mill Road Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Microchannel Thermo Catalytic Ignition for Advanced Mono- and Bipropellants
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10RA86P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Small and micro-spacecrafts require the efficient, micro-propulsion systems. Chemical micro-propulsion is best suited for use as primary thrust, orbital insertion and attitude control because of its high energy density. When grouped into arrays for larger thrust applications, micro-propulsion devices provide high propulsive flexibility or can be used as igniters. The proposed effort will focus on thermo-catalytic ignition and combustion of advanced mono- and bi-propellants in micro-channels; and the development of a micro-propulsion device. An innovative near net shape forming technique, in combination with carbon nanotube deposition, will facilitate manufacturing of sub-millimeter diameter micro-channels and tubes with enhanced internal surfaces area for maximum catalytic reaction. The microchannels will provide thermo-catalytic ignition of bi-propellant rockets without needing high voltage igniters and can also provide stable and reliable ignition source for advanced, environmentally friendly, mono-propellants.

Principal Investigator:

Anatoliy Shchetkovskiy
Principal Investigator
ashchetkovskiy@plasmapros.com

Business Contact:

Timothy N. McKechnie
President
2568517653
Small Business Information at Submission:

Plasma Processes, LLC.
4914 Moores Mill Road Huntsville, AL 35811

EIN/Tax ID: 273812665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1133
Storrs, CT 6269
Contact Phone: 8604863994