Thermal Decomposer for Peroxide

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-C-0092
Agency Tracking Number: B2-0673
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.
603 East Robinson Street, Suite 7, Carson City, NV, 89701
Duns: 006620553
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Muss
 Principal Investigator
 (916) 363-6161
 jmuss@sierraengineering.com
Business Contact
 Curtis Johnson
Title: President
Phone: (775) 888-0139
Email: cwj@sierraengineering.com
Research Institution
 Office of Sponsored Programs
 James L Bates
 330 Thomas Boyd Hall, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA, 70803
 (225) 578-3386
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The utilization of High Test Hydrogen Peroxide (HTP) as military propellant can be greatly simplified by replacing the classical catalyst bed with a novel thermal decomposer. A thermal peroxide decomposition system offers the potential to enhance the operability and system safety margin of peroxide systems. Fundamental knowledge of decomposition kinetics, including the effects of common stabilizers, is essential for the analytical design of such a decomposer. Validated HTP decomposition kinetics will also eliminate the costly, and potentially dangerous, cut-and-try design approach currently used for the design of HTP systems. The ultimate innovation is elimination of the catalyst bed in HTP devices including rocket engines and chemical lasers. This Phase II effort focuses on validation of the decomposition kinetics model developed during Phase I, and its application to design and demonstrate a prototype thermal decomposer.

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