Energetic Secondary Fuel Injection for Propulsion System Performance Improvement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-C-0687
Agency Tracking Number: N071-082-0135
Amount: $748,165.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: N07-082
Solitcitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
6210 Keller's Church Road, Pipersville, PA, 18947
Duns: 929950012
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Srinivasan Arunajatesan
 Senior Research Scientist
 (215) 766-1520
Business Contact
 Sanford Dash
Title: President & Chief Scienti
Phone: (215) 766-1520
Email: dash@craft-tech.com
Research Institution
A joint analytical/experimental program to develop technologies to improve thermal output from combustors in propulsion systems while ensuring their stable operation is proposed. The program will exploit the use of energetic materials as secondary fuels to be injected suitably into the combustors to both increase their thermal output and ensure the mitigation of any instability that may arise in these systems. The mitigation will be accomplished through removal of the source giving rise to these instabilities and/or through an active/adaptive controller that will regulate the secondary fuel injection to ensure well-controlled stable combustion. The successful completion of this effort will result in new technology that will enable the development of cleaner, leaner propulsion systems with high energy output. The accompanying development of modeling technologies for these systems will enable the transition of these techniques to full scale industrial systems. Our subcontractors and consultant from U.MD, PSU and MIT are leading experts in critical technologies relevant to this effort.

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