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High Density Hybrid Motors

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX17CM57P
Agency Tracking Number: 170111
Amount: $118,187.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-06-08
Small Business Information
24112 Rockwell Drive, Suite C
Euclid, OH 44117-1252
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Sherman
 Principal Investigator
 (216) 404-0053
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: Business Official
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Research Institution
 Pennsylvania State University
 Youyou Cheng
137 research building East
University Park, PA 16802-2320
United States

 (814) 865-6185
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

The Phase I STTR project will develop an ignition system for a high density hybrid rocket motor using non-toxic, storable, ionic liquid oxidizers and high density polymer fuels. The program will also research fuel additives to boost ISP and fuel regression rate of the high density, high regression ate fuel.. This high density propulsion system resolves one of the chief drawbacks of hybrid rockets, the poor volumetric efficiency, by matching the volumetric performance of solid propellants. This STTR program will develop a non pyrotechnic electrocatalytic ignition system for the ionic liquid oxidizers that may also enable multistart operation.

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