Novel Catalysts for HAN/HEHN Based Monopropellants

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS3-02169
Agency Tracking Number:
012568
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sienna Technologies, Inc
19501 144th Ave NE, Ste F-500, Woodinville, WA, 98072
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ender Savrun
Principal Investigator
(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 completed under Contract NAS3-02025 demonstrated that a family of ceramic oxides can successfully be used either as high temperature catalyst carriers or catalysts for decomposition of HAN/MeOH fuels. A ceramic processing technique to produce high surface area spherical catalyst granules was also demonstrated. However, no performance and process optimizations were performed. The work initiated in Phase I will be continued under Phase II to develop and test ceramic based catalyst carriers and catalysts that are capable of initiating the decomposition of 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 be defined. Their performances in a small rocket engine will be demonstrated using the propellant(s) specified by NASA.

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