Advanced Cooling Techniques for Hydrocarbon Liquid Rocket Engine Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F04611-03-M-3019
Agency Tracking Number: O031-0086
Amount: $99,973.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
217 Billings Farm Road, White River Jct, VT, 05001
DUNS: 024355802
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Conan Cook
 Principal Investigator
 (802) 296-2321
Business Contact
 Harold Keiling
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (802) 296-2321
Research Institution
Developing new techniques for combustion chamber cooling are critical to increasing engine life to 60 missions or greater. Concepts NREC will explore several chamber cooling options that minimize or eliminate coking increasing engine chamber life withoutsacrificing performance or adding cost. The proposed Phase I study will investigate methane as the hydrocarbon propellant for cooling along with a second option of cooling the chamber with liquid oxygen. The Phase I study will involve three engine classsizes: upper stage engines in the 15K to 35K thrust class,

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