Resonance Igniter for Rocket Engine Ignition

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,971.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9300-08-M-3018
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-066-0999
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.
603 East Robinson Street, Suite 7, Carson City, NV, 89701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
006620553
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Muss
Senior Staff
(916) 363-6161
jmuss@sierraengineering.com
Business Contact:
Margo Hornung
Corporate Secretary / Administrator
(775) 888-9122
mah@sierraengineering.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of this SBIR is the design and demonstration of an opposed flow acoustic resonance igniter concept that can be applied to a range of rocket propellant combinations. Along with the hardware demonstration, we plan to exercise the analytical tools necessary to model the transient ignition phenomena in both the igniter and the main chamber. The Phase I effort will address several of the key capabilities necessary to complete this demonstration - ignition characteristics of an opposed flow acoustic igniter, transient CFD modeling of heating and ignition in the resonance tube, and CFD modeling of the transient ignition of the main combustor by the igniter exhaust.

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