Electrostatic Pulse Induced Combustion (EPIC)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F49620-03-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number: F033-0216
Amount: $99,970.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Exquadrum, Inc.
14944 Culley Court, Suite 3, Victorville, CA, 92392
DUNS: 126112387
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Mahaffy
 Principal Investigator
 (760) 843-8183
 kevin@exquadrum.com
Business Contact
 Eric Schmidt
Title: Vice President of Engineering
Phone: (760) 843-8183
Email: 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.

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