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Hypergolic Hydrocarbon Engine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-19-C-7067
Agency Tracking Number: B18C-005-0037
Amount: $99,483.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA18-T005
Solicitation Number: 18.C
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-25
Small Business Information
4040 N. Calhoun Rd. Suite 201
Brookfield, WI 53005
United States
DUNS: 080538474
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Terry Hendricks
 Chief Technical Officer
 (262) 289-9223
Business Contact
 Exo-Atmospheric Tech Exo-Atmospheric Tech
Phone: (414) 243-9443
Research Institution
 Purdue University
 Timothee Pourpoint Timothee Pourpoint
155 South Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
United States

 (765) 494-9423
 Nonprofit College or University

Development of novel propulsion systems in the past two decades has focused almost exclusively on cryogenic boost-phase systems (LOX/LH2, LOX/LCH4, and LOX/RP-1) for launchers and uppers stage engines, and Attitude / Reaction Control Systems (A/RCS) for in-space applications using green monopropellants such AF-M315E or LMP-103S. Basic research and development of scalable, non-toxic, non-cryogenic, high-performance bi-propellants are needed for upper stage applications to meet future defense application needs. This program will develop a novel, non-cryogenic, low-cost hypergolic bi-propellant system with performance similar to conventional MMH/NTO systems and based on hydrocarbon fuels. A rigorous design and analysis of current upper stage engine needs will be used to develop a new set of scalable liquid bi-propellant rocket engines ranging in force from 44 N to 4400 N. The new engine family, the Hypergolic Hydrocarbon Engine (HHE) will use a modular test bed to develop a new scalable engine that will be tested in the initial phase of the program. An extensive hot-fire test campaign with heavy-wall hardware and an additively-manufactured flight-grade engine will be conducted to validate scale-up and provide proof-of-concept data before building a full scale 4400 N engine in Phase II. Approved for Public Release | 19-MDA-9932 (21 Feb 19)

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