Electric Pyrogens and Systems for Safer In-line Inititation of Rocket Motors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,718.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-10-C-0108
Award Id:
91617
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-045-0498
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08-045
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6150 Sunrise Meadows Loop, Reno, NV, 89519
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
617058602
Principal Investigator:
WayneSawka
President
(775) 851-4443
wsawka@dsspropulsion.com
Business Contact:
WayneSawka
President
(775) 851-4443
wsawka@dsspropulsion.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We will use our newly developed smart energetic materials to eliminate flame sensitive pyrogens and the bridge-wire connections for thermal ignition within initiators/squibs which will improve safety for Mil. Std. 1901A compliance. Unlike conventional materials, new pyrogen materials are insensitive to ignition by flame and so can not flame spread by impingement. However, new faster burning formulations and electrode materials have been developed that allow for very fast ignitions. These modifications to the way rocket motor inition is conducted using pyrogen will be fully compatible with current accident mitigation methods utilized further down the ignition train. It is our ultimate goal to simplify solid rocket motor initiation systems making them safer, smaller and less expensive new solid pyrogens as the enabling technology.

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