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Green Monopropellant Thruster TRL Maturation Scaling Effort

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-17-C-7319
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2441
Amount: $996,792.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-003
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-19
Small Business Information
4914 Moores Mill Road
Huntsville, AL 35811
United States
DUNS: 799114574
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Timothy McKechnie
 (256) 851-7653
Business Contact
 Angela Hattaway
Phone: (256) 851-7653
Research Institution

Replacing hydrazine in missile defense applications has numerous benefits: lower cost in handling, loading, fielding, integration, and better performance.The safety benefits are substantial; green monopropellant, AF-M315E, has zero vapor pressure which eliminates significant hazards. Technology maturation is needed for higher thrust (90-100N) level thrusters using AF-M315E monopropellant in an instrumented ground test.Plasma Processes has developed innovative AF-M315E thrusters featuring an SBIR developed catalyst and a unique nozzle fabrication process utilizing high temperature refractory alloys designed to withstand the high temperatures of combusting AF-M315E. This effort will focus on ground testing of medium thrust nozzles on an instrumented in-situ configured test stand for scalability and endurance.Approved for Public Release | 16-MDA-8863 (22 September 16)

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