CRACKED AMMONIA FOR HYPERSONIC PROPULSION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5804
Amount: $62,834.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 85608, San Diego, CA, 92138
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ANDREW H CUTLER
 (619) 455-4689
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CRACKED AMMONIA (NITROGEN + HYDROGEN, 3H(2)+N(2)) HAS MANY ADVANTAGES AS A HYPERSONIC PROPULSION FUEL. IT HAS GOOD HEAT SINK CAPACITY, AND A GOOD VOLUMETRIC HEATING VALUE COMPARED TO LIQUID HYDROGEN. IT ALSO HAS MANY OTHER CONVENIENT PROPERTIES COMPARED TO LIQUID HYDROGEN. WE PROPOSE TO STUDY THE SYSTEMS ADVANTAGES OF AMMONIA VS. HYDROGEN FUEL, THE HEAT TRANSFER AND (CATALYZED) CRACKING KINETICS APPLICABLE TO ITS USED AS A COOLANT, AND CERTAIN ASPECTS OF ITS BEHAVIOR AS A FUEL GAS FOR SUPERSONIC COMBUSTORS.

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