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Prototype Storage and Delivery Device for Cryogenic Solid Hydrogen Propellant

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
20061
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20061
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Apd Cryogenics Inc.
1833 Vultee St. Allentown, PA 18103
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Prototype Storage and Delivery Device for Cryogenic Solid Hydrogen Propellant
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $54,276.00
 

Abstract:

The use of cryogenic solid hydrogen as a rocket propellant may lead to major advances in rocket propulsion. To use solid hydrogen as a propellant requires a system designed to solidfy, store, and transport hydrogen. We propose to study different methods for creating H2 for more than one hour at temperature less than 10 K. Alternative methods of delivering the solid hydrogen to the combustion chamber will be investigated. The solid hydrogen must be surrounded with low pressure H2 gas or cold He gas to prevent it from melting. A possible delivery system could use a pneumatically driven piston to force the H2 into the chamber.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Pfahler, Phd
2157916700

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Apd Cryogenics, Inc.
1833 Vultee Street Allentown, PA 18103

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