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Low Toxicity, Non-cryogenic Liquid Propellant Upper Stage Engine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-19-C-7073
Agency Tracking Number: B18C-005-0038
Amount: $99,986.00
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
530 New Los Angeles Avenue, Suite 115 # 122
Moorpark, CA 93021
United States
DUNS: 172773272
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tedi Ohanian
 CEO/Chief Technical Officer
 (805) 529-3800
Business Contact
 Lisa Ohanian
Phone: (805) 529-3800
Research Institution
 University of Alabama, Huntsville
 Dr. Robert Frederick Dr. Robert Frederick
301 Sparkman Drive, VBRH E26
Huntsville, AL 35899
United States

 (256) 824-7200
 Nonprofit College or University

Our vision for the next generation missile and space propulsion engine is a flexible and non-toxic propulsion technology using HAN/kerosene, offering variable thrust with a high degree of mission tailoring. Additionally, high bulk density of HAN/kerosene bi-propellant improves stage mass fraction and delivers performance metrics that exceed current toxic storable propellants. We propose an innovative injector capable of delivering fine atomization for rapid vaporization and capable of rapid transients to enable pulsed propulsion for tactical missions. We have teamed with UAH for test capabilities assessment in Phase I and test operations support in Phase II. In phase I, we will perform initial design trades through modeling and simulation to demonstrate engine performance capabilities to meet MDA requirements. We will assess test facility requirements for development testing in Phase II. At the end of Phase I, we will have a detailed engine concept and facility requirements, including costs, for development testing in Phase II. Approved for Public Release | 19-MDA-9932 (21 Feb 19)

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