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On-Demand Gas Generator with Real-Time, Open-Loop Control System for Gel Propulsion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R097
Agency Tracking Number: A043-156-3222
Amount: $69,520.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-156
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-01-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-07-31
Small Business Information
2 Lawrence Road
Springfield, NJ 07081
United States
DUNS: 002185551
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard Kelly
 Senior Project Engineer
 (973) 467-8400
Business Contact
 Larry Wismer
Title: Director of Sales & Marketing
Phone: (973) 467-8400
Research Institution

The proposed Phase I objective is to develop a compact, light on-demand gas generator design featuring a passive control system to maintain the pressure driving gel propellant pistons within 3%. The proposing firm is Valcor Engineering Corporation, a qualified small business with operations in Springfield, New Jersey. Subcontracted to Valcor is Gencorp Aerojet, with headquarters in Sacramento, California. In the Phase I and Option Programs, Valcor will perform the system design (with analytical support from Aerojet) and the liquid regulator preliminary design. Aerojet will perform the catalyst bed design. The Valcor Liquid Regulator heritage stems from our V4000-157 design, with its ± 2% regulation band proven on the Aerojet (Primex) Warm Gas Pressurization System (US Army Missile Defense Program). Aerojet has extensive experience in the design and development of gas generator subsystems, monopropellant thrusters, and gel propulsion systems. Aerojet performed trade studies under US Army funding on gel propulsion systems for missions of Non-line-of-sight Launch System (NLOS LS) and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS). The Phase I effort culminates with a Preliminary Design Review including a Program Plan for Phase II. The Phase I Option Program will focus on the detailed design of heavyweight components for Phase II.

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