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Fuel Reforming Systems for High Mach Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28250
Amount: $749,957.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1996
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
12345 West 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael E. Karpuk
 (303) 940-2301
Business Contact
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Research Institution

Aircraft designed for high Mach number flight must incorporate active cooling in the turbo-ramjet propulsion system. The required cooling can be provided by endothermic reactions of the fuel prior to combustion. TDA Research proposes to investigate hydrocarbon reforming reactions as a method of absorbing heat on high Mach number aircraft. Hydrocarbon reforming reactions are very endothermic and produce hydrogen that could be used to increase combustion rate. TDA will analyze the effects or reformed fuels on ramjet specific impulse, evaluate catalysts that could be used for hydrocarbon reforming, and design heat exchanger/reactors for on board hydrocarbon reforming.

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