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Innovative, Agile, and Lethal Rocket Motor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-P-0217
Agency Tracking Number: FX20D-TCSO1-0218
Amount: $149,919.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AFX20D-TCSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.D
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-11-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-16
Small Business Information
3100 Fresh Way SW
Huntsville, AL 35805-6720
United States
DUNS: 124289294
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 William Chew
 (256) 713-1220
Business Contact
 Alton Reich
Phone: (256) 713-1220
Research Institution
 Purdue University
 Timothée Pourpoint
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050
United States

 (765) 494-9423
 Nonprofit College or University

This proposed program will develop an innovative, agile, and lethal rocket motor that incorporates a Controllable Pyrolysis Rocket Engine CPRE using a Glycidyl Azide Polymer fuel generator and gelled inhibited red fuming nitric acid oxidizer. This innovative propulsion concept can pule or throttle to respond to evading targets, increase range, minimize the time to target for the mission target range, and break lock and re-acquire a new target. The regression rate of the fuel grain is This technology has been developed under an Army 6.1 program and MDA and NASA SBIR programs. Purdue University, which is a leading propulsion research institute, is our Research Institution for this STTR. During Phase I, an Air Force application and engine configuration will be identified, an ignition system will be developed, a subscale CPRE engine will be designed, fabricated, and demonstrated through hot-fire testing. A full-scale conceptual design for Phase II will be developed.

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