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Advanced Green Micropropulsion System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CC73P
Agency Tracking Number: 120162
Amount: $124,822.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-05-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-05-22
Small Business Information
WA
Bothell, WA 98012-6454
United States
DUNS: 086581902
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stephanie Sawhill
 Sr. Chemist
 (425) 487-4020
 stephanie.sawhill@systima.com
Business Contact
 Tom Prenzlow
Title: Business Official
Phone: (425) 487-4020
Email: tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institution
 University of Washington, Dept. Aeronautics&Astronautics
 Matthew Hawkins
 
Dept. of Aeronautics&Astronautics, Box 352250
Seattle, WA 98195-98195
United States

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 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization
Abstract

Systima in collaboration with the University of Washington will develop a high performance, advanced green monopropellant microthruster (0.1?1.0 N) for small- and micro-satellites. The microthruster utilizes a high energy density HAN-based monopropellant AF-M315E, and a novel injection system to maximize thruster performance. The propellant is non-toxic making it easy to store, integrate into modular designs and launch without added costs associated with handling toxic propellants such as hydrazine. Phase I will focus on development of the microthruster propellant injection system to deliver propellant to a miniaturized catalyst bed to provide fast response while maintaining the life of the catalyst bed. In Phase II these systems will be integrated into the full microthruster design. This effort will result in a micropropulsion system with a modular design that meets the needs of current and future small- and micro-satellites for NASA missions.

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