HIGH DENSITY METALLIZED GEL PROPELLANT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG60-02-P-0194
Award Id:
58830
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0543
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1901 South Franklin, Butte, MT, 59701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836287680
Principal Investigator:
MadanParvatiyar
Senior Research Scientist
(406) 723-2222
madan@montecresearch.com
Business Contact:
LawrenceFarrar
President
(406) 723-2222
lcfarrar@montecresearch.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"A novel method of micro-mixing by inducing a low frequency resonant sonic vibration (LFRSV) in the fluid medium results in the increased rate of energy dissipation per unit mass of the fluid, allowing rapid and efficient dispersion of solids, gases, andimmiscible liquids. This enhanced way of achieving micro mixing, can be used for dispersing nano particles in making gel propellants. Rheological properties of the metallized gel propellants are very much depend on the homogeneity of the metallized gelpropellant made. In order to have a smooth and efficient burning of the metallized gel propellant, a uniform distribution of the dispersed metal powder is desired. Pulsating flow due to the presence of inhomogeneity in particle suspension density, mayinitiate combustion instability during combustion. Through the use of LFRSV technology, a uniform rheological properties of the high density metallized propellants can be achieved. Testing their ignition delay measurement with respect to red fumingnitric as an oxidant will carry out a further characterization of the prepared propellants from different liquid fuels. A comparative performance of all the prepared high density metallized propellants will be evaluated. A commercially available LowFrequency Resonant Sonic Vibration (LFRSV) reactor will be of great interest to research and industrial communities. Out of many applications possible, in particular, biotechnology and high energy

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