Technology to Enable Rapid Application of Laser Propulsion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0138
Agency Tracking Number: F054-001-0005
Amount: $99,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-T001
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
12130 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA, 92301
DUNS: 126112387
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Pakhomov
 Associate Professor of Physics
 (256) 824-2830
Business Contact
 Eric Schmidt
Title: Vice President & COO
Phone: (760) 246-0279
Research Institution
 Gloria Greene
 John Wright Drive, OB 201B
Huntsville, AL, 35899
 (256) 824-6000
 Nonprofit college or university
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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