High-Performance Chemical Propulsion Technology for Nanosatellites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q04CR073
Award Id:
63544
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB2-0577
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11815 Littler Road, Sandy, UT, 84092
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128908543
Principal Investigator:
DanielMoser
President
(801) 501-0562
danmoser@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
DanielMoser
President
(801) 501-0562
danmoser@earthlink.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Compositex proposes to develop and demonstrate of a simple, low cost, high-performance chemical propulsion system for very small spacecraft sizes of 1 to 10 kilograms (nanosatellites). This system combines the ISP performance of a bipropellant system withthe simplicity and ease of operation of a monopropellant system. When compared to today's operational vehicle propulsion systems, it offers improvements in safety, reliability, performance, and cost effectiveness. Both the fuel and oxidizer are storable,non-toxic, non-hypergolic, low-freezing point liquids. The high-density propellants can be contained within a single, lightweight filament-wound composite tank, enabling propellant mass fractions of over 90%. The propulsion system retains high ISP andhigh propellant mass fraction performance characteristics across a very wide range of sizes. This system can effectively provides both main propulsion and attitude control system (ACS) functions. The proposed effort includes a prototype system design,fabrication and static testing of two rocket engines, 20 Newton and 2 Newton thrust levels.

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