Electrostatic Pulse Induced Combustion (EPIC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,970.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F49620-03-C-0077
Award Id:
62700
Agency Tracking Number:
F033-0216
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
14944 Culley Court, Suite 3, Victorville, CA, 92392
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126112387
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Mahaffy
Principal Investigator
(760) 843-8183
kevin@exquadrum.com
Business Contact:
Eric Schmidt
Vice President of Engineering
(760) 843-8183
eric@exquadrum.com
Research Institution:
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Kenneth K Kuo
140 Research Bldg East
University Park, PA, 16802
(814) 863-6270
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proposed research effort will result in the demonstration of a fundamental new and innovative approach to pulsed propulsion. This project will build the scientific base necessary to pull together a number of innovative concepts into a veryhigh-performance propulsion for space missions. The final system will feature very a high mass fraction and the ability to safely use known but highly energetic chemistry. The proposed technology also features a consumable vehicle structure for the spacevehicle to further increase system mass fractions. The proposed project will result in significant increases in specific impulse and in mass fraction for space propulsion systems. The technology promises to have spin-off applications in thrust vector andattitude control systems.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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