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High Emissivity Channel Materials

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC22PA919
Agency Tracking Number: 221388
Amount: $156,499.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z10
Solicitation Number: SBIR_22_P1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-25
Small Business Information
7800 South Nogales Highway
Tucson, AZ 85756-9645
United States
DUNS: 066066874
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Zachary Wing
 (520) 547-0861
Business Contact
 Mark Angier
Phone: (520) 547-0850
Research Institution

nbsp;Electric propulsion for space is attractive for NASA, military, and commercial missions. NASA has identified manufacturing issues that have resulted in significant costs to achieve performance repeatability and hardware reliability. nbsp;To date, these materials have ongoing challenges with performance/hardware reliability related to thermal management. As Hall Effect thruster power is scaled-up for missions with large payloads, thermal management poses a major design challenge for temperature-sensitive areas of the thruster. State-of-the-art Hall-effect thrusters use borosil ceramics for the discharge channel.nbsp;nbsp; ACM has identified emissivity modifiers that can be added to conventional channel materials that will create a High Emissivity Borosil (HEB). nbsp;This will increase the total channel emissivity. Compared to a coating, this method will offer lifetime performance enhancement that will not spall, fail, or outgas due to cyclic power cycles.

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