Characterizing the dynamic behavior of novel energetic materials for space propulsion.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,981.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-09-C-0109
Award Id:
90127
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-010-0200
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 131460, Ann Arbor, MI, 48113
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
610511334
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Smith
Senior Engineer
(734) 786-1434
smith@edapplications.com
Business Contact:
David Morris
Operations Manager
(734) 786-1434
morris@edapplications.com
Research Institute:
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
John McKee
101 Hammond Bldg.
University Park, PA, 16802
(814) 865-1804
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of this program is to build upon many decades of experience with magnetic flowmeters to develop a next-generation system to measure the burning surface admittance of high-energy-density solid propellants at high frequencies and pressures. Using the results of research on solid propellant rocket motor combustion instability from the past fifty years, one can directly measure the acoustic admittance of the atomization/vaporization/mixing/combustion processes associated with liquid propellant rocket engine injection. Such a measurement would provide a quantitative value for the acoustic sources or sinks caused by these processes. This would enable an a priori prediction of the combustion stability for a particular liquid rocket engine design, something that has not been possible to date.

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