Novel Catalysts for HAN/HEHN Based Monopropellants

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$69,998.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NAS3-02169
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
012568
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sienna Technologies, Inc
19501 144th Ave NE, Ste F-500, Woodinville, WA, 98072
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Ender Savrun
 Principal Investigator
 (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 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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