Systems Approach to Liquid Hypergolic Propellant Shipboard and Air-Transport Safety of BMDS Elements

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W91260-09-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: B073-048-0040
Amount: $749,973.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-048
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
Streamline Automation, LLC
3100 Fresh Way SW, Huntsville, AL, 35805
DUNS: 124289294
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alton Reich
 Lead Engineer
 (256) 713-1220
 Alton.Reich@StreamlineAutomation.bi
Business Contact
 Alton Reich
Title: Lead Engineer
Phone: (256) 713-1220
Email: Alton.Reich@StreamlineAutomation.bi
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The US Navy, through the Weapons Systems Explosive Safety Review Board (WSESRB), has not approved deploying liquid hypergolic propellants (LHP) for missile defense applications aboard surface ships and submarines, and the US Air Force has limitations on shipping LHP systems. For this proposed project, Streamline Automation will develop a modular and scalable suite of LHP Monitoring & Mitigation technologies designed to allow safe air transport and sea-basing of ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) assets. The system engineering approach will take into account the complex nature of the BMDS acquisition program, and includes the use of current and planned hypergolic leakage sensor systems. The proposed system will neutralize leaked fuel or oxidizer using an appropriate chemical reaction in order to prevent the build-up of hazardous concentrations. The proposed effort will design, assemble, and test a full-scale prototype liquid hypergolic propellant leak mitigation system.

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