Advanced Oxidizers for Hybrid Propulsion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9300-08-M-3107
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-PR3-1002
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD08-PR3
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.(ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196894869
Principal Investigator:
Martin Chiaverini
Principal Propulsion Engineer
(608) 229-2732
chiaverinim@orbitec.com
Business Contact:
Eric Rice
President and CEO
(608) 229-2730
knaufs@orbitec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ORBITEC proposes to develop a high-performance, non-toxic, storable oxidizer to replace current storable oxidizers for hybrid rocket motor propulsion systems. The proposed candidate oxidizers have higher energy and oxygen content, greater density, lower volatility, and less corrosivity than the nitrogen oxides and nitric acid. In Phase I, physical properties and performance of the specific identified compounds will be determined to provide data for ranking the candidate fuels. Theoretical performance with selected fuels will be calculated and compared to baseline performance using SOTA oxidizers. The system-level benefits of propulsion systems using the new oxidizers will be quantified by comparison to existing systems. Hot-fire test plans for Phase II will be developed and initial synthesis of several candidate compounds will begin toward the end of the Phase I period.

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