A Safe, Miniature, Solid State Electrically Controlled Thruster System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-07-M-0119
Agency Tracking Number: N063-181-0223
Amount: $99,937.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-181
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
6150 Sunrise Meadows Loop, Reno, NV, 89509
DUNS: 617058602
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wayne Sawka
 (775) 851-4443
Business Contact
 Wayne Sawka
Title: President
Phone: (775) 851-4443
Email: wsawka@dsspropulsion.com
Research Institution
DSSP has developed solid propellant systems that can be controlled and extinguished electrically. These propellants are a first of their kind, capable of multiple ignitions-extinguishments with burn-rate controlled digitally by electrical power input. These new propellants are insensitive to flame ignition, do not produce toxic combustion gases and are low in particulates. Our partner Midé has a proven track record in the system engineering and development of attitude control systems and actuators for gun fired projectiles. Combining this experience we will develop a novel compact, safe-fueled propulsion system for the electromagnetic gun launched and other projectiles requiring insensitive munitions.

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