A Trans-Atmospheric Turbojet Engine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: MDA972-02-C-0087
Agency Tracking Number: 01SB2-0163
Amount: $1,005,994.00
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 South Center Street, Reno, NV, 89501
DUNS: 168549140
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bevin McKinney
 Chief Technical Officer
 (253) 851-0218
 bevin@hmx.com
Business Contact
 Gary Hudson
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (415) 307-7335
Email: gary@hmx.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Mass Injection Pre-Compressor Cooling (MIPCC) is a promising technology which can permit convention jet engines, normally limited in speed and altitude, to propel aircraft to substantially higher altitudes and velocities. By injecting coolant ahead of thecompressor and using its heat of vaporization to cool inlet gasses, the engine can operate at substantially higher velocities without exceeding internal temperature limits. An additional feature of this process is a significant increase in thrust that canbe used for added acceleration or climb to higher altitudes. Phase I engine cycle analysis and hardware demonstrations have proven the viability of the MIPCC concept. A Phase II program is suggested that will demonstrate full-scale MIPCC performanceusing an existing large military jet engine. This integrated system will be tested under conditions that are representative of those needed to support mission requirements for RASCAL and other high performance aircrafts. The end result of this effortwill be a preliminary design for a flight-type MIPCC system."

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