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High Performance Arcjet Engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19652
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19652
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave. PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: High Performance Arcjet Engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,981.00
 

Abstract:

IT IS PROPOSED THAT ADVANCED ARCJET ENGINES CAN BE DEVELOPED USING KNOWN PRINCIPLES FOR ADVANCED NOZZLE DESIGN, ARC ATTACHMENT, INCREASED CHAMBER EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURE AND SO FORTH. SUCH STUDIES ARE PARTIALLY SUPPORTED BY EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS BY RESEARCHERS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. YET THESE PRINCIPLES RESULT IN INCREASED HEATING OF THE ANODE, AS THE ARC MORE EFFECTIVELY HEATS THE ANODE. THIS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SPECIAL COMPOSITE ELECTRODE WITH HIGH THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY. A BORON-DOPED CARBON COMPOSITE IS PROPOSED, WHICH WOUDL OFFER AN ORDER-OF-MAGNITUDE IMPROVEMENT IN THERMAL DIFFUSIVITY COMPARED TO COPPER OR TUNGSTEN, AND YET WHICH OFFERS REASONABLE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY AND EXTREMELY HIGH TEMPERATURE CAPABILITY AS WELL. I(sp) AS HIGH AS 1900 sec IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION WITH SUCH TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

Elliot B. Kennel
5137662050

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Space Exploration Associates
141 West Xenia Ave, Po Box 579 Cedarville, OH 45314

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