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Pulsed Plasmoid Propulsion System for Agile and Resilient Spacecraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0483
Agency Tracking Number: F192-044-0431
Amount: $149,926.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF192-044
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-06
Small Business Information
169 Western Ave W.
Seattle, WA 98119
United States
DUNS: 625349639
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth E Miller
 Senior Research Scientist
 (206) 582-1241
Business Contact
 James Prager
Phone: (206) 582-1244
Research Institution

Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc. (EHT) with its subcontractor, the University of Michigan (UM), proposes to develop a highly-versatile form of electric thruster based on pulsed plasmoids, field-reversed configurations (FRC) produced by a rotating magnetic field (RMF). The effort brings together EHT experience of developing high power solid-state power systems for driving plasma loads with the RMF-FRC thruster and testing capabilities at UM. Together we propose a program to build out a RMF-FRC thruster that can be tested on a thrust stand. This thruster will be evaluated over a range of operating conditions that meet both the low-thrust/high-specific impulse and high-thrust/low-specific impulse of interest to the Air Force.

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