Controllable Solid-State Pump for Missile Propulsion Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32868
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Technical Research Associates,
2257 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Owen D. Brimhall
 (801) 485-4991
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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