High Temperature Catalyst for Nontoxic Monopropellants

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$0.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
F04611-02-C-0006
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2001
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
001PR-0888
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
SIENNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
19501 144th Avenue NE, Suite F-500, Woodinville, WA, 98072
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
015577190
Principal Investigator
 Ender Savrun
 President
 (425) 485-7272
 ender.savrun@siennatech.com
Business Contact
 Canan Savrun
Title: Vice President
Phone: (425) 485-7272
Email: 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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