A Safe, Miniature, Solid State Electrically Controlled Thruster System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$1,386,530.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-08-C-4127
Agency Tracking Number:
N063-181-0223
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-181
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
DIGITAL SOLID STATE PROPULSION LLC
6150 Sunrise Meadows Loop, Reno, NV, 89519
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
617058602
Principal Investigator:
Wayne Sawka
President
(775) 851-4443
wsawka@dsspropulsion.com
Business Contact:
Wayne Sawka
President
(775) 851-4443
wsawka@dsspropulsion.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DSSP has developed solid state hardware and propellants that can be controlled and extinguished electrically. These propellants are a first of their kind, capable of multiple ignitions-extinguishments with burn-rates controlled digitally by electrical power input. We continue to defined burn rate additives of the electric solid propellant and fully self-sustaining end-members formulations as a means of altering electrical ignition levels without compromising IM safety. We will also develop numerical modeling of a rocket motor based control system within the current HSR design parameters.

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