Gelled Propellant Mixing (GPM) -- Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAE07-02-C-L049
Agency Tracking Number: A992-0980
Amount: $729,804.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
350 Second Ave., Waltham, MA, 02451
DUNS: 019677178
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Cardenas
 Senior Engineer
 (781) 684-4283
 bcardenas@foster-miller.com
Business Contact
 Ross Olander
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (781) 684-4242
Email: sdorsey@foster-miller.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Fully utilizing advances in rocket technology in the modern battlefield safely requires the use gelled rocket bipropellants (oxidizers and fuels). Redstone Arsenal has demonstrated the advantages of gelled propellants through extensive testing. Gelledbipropellants combine the advantages of liquid and solid propellants to provide variable rocket thrust reduced plume signature, high performance, munition insensitivity, safe long term storage and safe handling.A Phase I program has demonstrated the feasibility of a mixing system that can draw on commercial components and developed components. Dry components bulk handling and metering systems are commercially available. The liquid handling and metering systems,the mixers and the storage systems will be designed to fit the requirements of gelled bi-propellants. A Phase II program is defined that will provide the Army with two mixing systems; one for fuel mixing and one for oxidizer mixing.A unique mixer based on research done at Redstone Arsenal has been defined that will meet the requirements of mixing and controlled degassing of an IRFNA and fumed silica gelled oxidizer. The mixer also has application for mixing monomethyl-hydrazine andcarbon black gelled fuel. (P01572)"

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