High Temperature Catalyst for Nontoxic Monopropellants

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,200.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F04611-02-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number:
001PR-0888
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SIENNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
19501 144th Avenue NE, Suite F-500, Woodinville, WA, 98072
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
015577190
Principal Investigator:
Ender Savrun
President
(425) 485-7272
ender.savrun@siennatech.com
Business Contact:
Canan Savrun
Vice President
(425) 485-7272
canan.savrun@siennatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Phase I work demonstrated that a family of ceramic oxides and oxynitrides can be used either as high temperature catalyst carriers or catalysts for decomposition of HAN fuels. A ceramic processing technique to produce high surface area catalystgranules was also demonstrated. However, no performance and process optimizations were performed. The work initiated in Phase I will be continued to develop and test ceramic based catalystcarriers and catalysts that are capable of initiating the decomposition of HEHN or HAN-based monopropellants, and sustaining steady-state runs for several hours. One or two candidates in each of catalyst carrier and unpromoted catalyst categories will bedefined. Their performances in a small rocket engine will be demonstrated using the propellants specified by AFRL.

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