Thermal Decomposer for Peroxide

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0092
Award Id:
69448
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-0673
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
603 East Robinson Street, Suite 7, Carson City, NV, 89701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
006620553
Principal Investigator:
JeffreyMuss
Principal Investigator
(916) 363-6161
jmuss@sierraengineering.com
Business Contact:
CurtisJohnson
President
(775) 888-0139
cwj@sierraengineering.com
Research Institute:
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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