Technology to Enable Rapid Application of Laser Propulsion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,994.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0138
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-001-0005
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Exquadrum, Inc.
12130 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA, 92301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126112387
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Pakhomov
Associate Professor of Physics
(256) 824-2830
pakhomov@email.uah.edu
Business Contact:
Eric Schmidt
Vice President & COO
(760) 246-0279
eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE
Gloria Greene
John Wright Drive, OB 201B
Huntsville, AL, 35899
(256) 824-6000
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of laser propelled systems with greatly simplified hardware and improved performance. This will be accomplished through application of an advanced propellant system. This technology will help to enable a responsive, low-cost launch system for micro-satellites, based on the combination of a high efficiency multi-stage electromagnetic gun and laser beam propulsion. The technology will be experimentally demonstrated during the research program.

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