CRACKED AMMONIA FOR HYPERSONIC PROPULSION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$62,834.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5804
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Energy Science Labs Inc
Po Box 85608, San Diego, CA, 92138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ANDREW H CUTLER
(619) 455-4689
Business Contact:
() -
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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