Microwave Ignition of HAN-Based Monopropellants

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,372.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9300-05-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number:
O031-0113
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD03-007
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
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
This SBIR program will demonstrate the potential of microwaves to repeatedly and controllably ignite the USAF developed HAN-based monopropellants We will continue microwave ignition experiments in the S-band to determine precise time-to-ignition for the selected monopropellant at a given microwave power. We will carry out complex permittivity measurements on the selected HAN-based monopropellant in the X- and K-bands to explore the possibility of microwave ignition in these regions. Operating in X- or K-bands reduces the system size and weight. Microwave ignition experiments in the X- and/or K-bands will be performed to establish if time-to-ignition and/or microwave power requirements could be reduced using a more compact ignition system. A conceptual rocket engine design incorporating the proposed microwave ignition system will be presented.

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