Closed-Cycle ElectriCOIL Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6003C0098
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0510
Amount: $749,978.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2004 S. Wright St. Extended, Urbana, IL, 61802
DUNS: 041929402
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Carroll
 Engineering Director
 (217) 333-8274
Business Contact
 Rodney Burton
Title: Partner
Phone: (217) 244-6223
Research Institution
The primary objective of CU AerospaceOs Phase II engineering work will be to develop all-gas-phase closed-cycle electrically assisted chemical laser COIL (ElectriCOIL) technology. CU Aerospace (CUA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(UIUC) believe that this challenge can be surmounted with changes to gain generator research including 1) radically new, electrically driven O2(1D) generator subsystems which are those most amenable to closed-cycle operation; and 2) the total eliminationof massive liquid phase laser fuel and pressure recovery systems by use of closed-cycle operations. Several technologies need to be merged to lead to a successful demonstration of the ElectriCOIL concept. These include discharge and injection techniques,further work with the properties of oxygen/diluent (Argon, Xenon) discharges, as well as further development of materials to convert discharge produced atomic oxygen to O2(1D) in the post-discharge region. The ultimate goal of the Phase II program is todemonstrate a closed-cycle ElectriCOIL system in a modest powered laboratory laser system. Work beyond Phase II would scale the device to higher laser powers.

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