Microwave Ignition of HAN-Based Monopropellants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F04611-03-M-3005
Agency Tracking Number: O031-0113
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
19501 144th Avenue NE, Suite F-500, Woodinville, WA, 98072
DUNS: 015577190
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ender Savrun
 (425) 485-7272
Business Contact
 Canan Savrun
Title: Vice President
Phone: (425) 485-7272
Email: canan.savrun@siennatech.com
Research Institution
This SBIR program will demonstrate the potential of microwave dielectric heating to ignite the USAF developed HAN-based monopropellants.Complex permittivity measurements on a series of HAN-based monopropellants will be carried out to identify the frequency region for maximum microwave absorption. Microwave dielectric heating experiments in the frequency region of maximum absorption willbe performed to establish a relationship between microwave power requirement and sample volume for ignition for a given monopropellant. The developed microwave ignition technology for HAN-based monopropellants will provide an enabling technology for many military and commercial applications. The commercial applications include communications and imaging satellites, companions to largesatellites to provide surveillance and inspection capabilities such as to monitor and assure proper deployment of solar panels.

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