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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,973.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W91260-09-C-0019
Award Id:
86502
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-048-0040
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3100 Fresh Way SW, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124289294
Principal Investigator:
Alton Reich
Lead Engineer
(256) 713-1220
Alton.Reich@StreamlineAutomation.bi
Business Contact:
Alton Reich
Lead Engineer
(256) 713-1220
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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