High Performance Nitrous Oxide MET

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$69,841.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNJ04JC19C
Agency Tracking Number:
034990
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
E2.05
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Research Support Instruments Inc
4325-B Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD, 20706-0000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082602590
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Sullivan
 Principal Investigator
 (609) 580-0080
 dsullivan@researchsupport.com
Business Contact
 Christopher Rollins
Title: Vice President
Phone: (301) 306-0010
Email: rollins@researchsupport.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal seeks to address the topic of developing an on-board propulsion device which will significantly increase capabilities and reduce costs for Earth science spacecraft. The propulsion device which is proposed here is a microwave powered, electrothermal thruster which will utilized nitrous-oxide as a propellant. The device is referred to a MET-100, a Microwave Electrothermal Thruster which has a nominal power output of 150 W. The thruster will utilized 300 W of spacecraft power and develop a specific impulse of 300 seconds.

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