Innovative High Power Hall Thruster Configuration Using Novel Rotating Magnetic Fields

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$99,990.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9300-04-M-3006
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-198-3041
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-198
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
STARFIRE INDUSTRIES, LLC
1010 W. Stoughton #203, Urbana, IL, 61801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119289051
Principal Investigator
 Robert Stubbers
 Senior Engineer
 (217) 390-2874
 rstubbers@starfireindustries.com
Business Contact
 Brian Jurczyk
Title: President
Phone: (708) 955-6691
Email: bjurczyk@starfireindustries.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Starfire Industries has identified a novel Hall thruster configuration with significant potential for higher thrust-to-power ratio, thrust-to-mass ratio and intrinsic efficiency compared to the current state-of-the-art. In this Phase I SBIR exploratory development, Starfire Industries will build and test a proof-of-principle next-generation Hall thruster configuration employing rotating magnetic fields. Direct measurement of plasma potential, temperature, and density distribution will be accomplished with a fast double probe. Circuit parameters will be analyzed for power conversion efficiency. Concept evaluation and recommendations will be made for a Phase II prototype thruster.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government