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Solid Propellant Infrared Reduction At Launch (SPIRAL)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-21-C-7051
Agency Tracking Number: B20C-T001-0024
Amount: $124,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA20-T001
Solicitation Number: 20.C
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-29
Small Business Information
12130 Rancho Road
Adelanto, CA 92301-1111
United States
DUNS: 126112387
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Marlow Moser
 (760) 246-0279
 Marlow.Moser@exquadrum.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Mahaffy
Phone: (760) 530-7921
Email: kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com
Research Institution
 University of Southern California – Information Sciences Institute
 David Barnhart
 
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-6611
United States

 (310) 448-8644
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

During the proposed Phase I research and development effort, the project team will use analysis and hot-fire testing to establish the feasibility of an approach to solid propellant formulation that greatly reduces the exhaust Infrared (IR) signature of the rocket motor while maintaining the thrust-to-mass-ratio of the existing, baseline solid propellant. The project team will formulate an array of propellant test specimen that show promise of infrared reduction by analysis. A technical analog of the currently deployed formulation will be used as a baseline. Infrared signatures will be measured during hot-fire testing of the baseline and the candidate formulations. The most promising candidate formulation will be used to develop a conceptual rocket motor design and the performance analyzed and reported. Approved for Public Release |21-MDA-10789 (21 Apr 21)

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