Constant Mixture Expulsion Tank System (COMET)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R131
Award Id:
68262
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2891
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196894869
Principal Investigator:
William Knuth
Chief Engineer
(608) 827-5000
knuthw@orbitec.com
Business Contact:
Eric Rice
President & CEO
(608) 827-5000
koffarnusl@orbitec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ORBITEC proposes to develop a Constant Mixture Expulsion Tank System (COMET) to meet the Army's need for advanced gel bipropulsion tank systems the guarantee a constant volumetric Oxidizer-to-Fuel ratio. The benefits of the COMET result from the innovative mechanical linkage mechanisms developed by ORBITEC for maintaining constant volumetric propellant flow. The Phase I COMET development program will produce a series of detailed design studies of potential gel bipropulsion tank system configurations, including structural analysis, materials evaluation, testing of prototype mechanical linkage mechanisms, testing of prototype tank system configurations using water-based gel propellant simulants, the design of pressure relief systems to satisfy the Insensitive Munitions requirements, the preparation of three flight-like design alternatives for evaluation by the Army in Phase II, and detailed development, fabrication, and test plans for the Phase II effort.

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