Controllable Solid-State Pump for Missile Propulsion Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
32868
Agency Tracking Number:
32868
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2257 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Owen D. Brimhall
(801) 485-4991
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
New tactical missiles may require on-demand thrust control utilizing liquid propellent systems. the objective of this project is to develop a small, highly controllable, low cost. electrically driven high pressure liquid fuel pump to be used for tactical missile propulsion sustems. Phase I will investigate the feasibility of a novel solid-state pump technology. The device will operate at very high frequencies and utilize an array of giant magnetostrictive modules. The very high energy density of the magnetostrictive material will facilitate a compact design. the solid state pump will hve no shaft, thus it will not need seals, bearings, lubricants or moving parts and should be reliable. Phase I will establish feasibility using prototyp for evaluation by the sponser.

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