IM Compliant High Pressure Green Propellant (HPGP) DACS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,900.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-12-C-5004
Agency Tracking Number:
D113-004-0046
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB113-004
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
Systima Technologies, Inc.
1832 180th St. SE, Bothell, WA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
086581902
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Berg
 Program Manager
 (425) 487-4020
 jerry.berg@systima.com
Business Contact
 Tom Prenzlow
Title: President
Phone: (425) 487-4020
Email: tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Systima is developing an IM compliant High Performance Green Propellant (HPGP) DACS thruster that operates with a novel non-toxic monopropellant. The monopropellant has a 30% higher density-specific impulse compared to hydrazine, insensitive/ not a detonation hazard, and is commercially available off-the-shelf. In Phase I Systima will focus on development of the propellant feed and injection system, and In Phase II these systems will be integrated into the full thruster design. The Phase II work plan includes a system demonstration with propellant in a workhorse thruster. The result from the Phase I and II programs will be a highly efficient IM compliant DACS system design that can provide fast reaction times (<<10 ms impulse bit) with steady propellant burn characteristics and reliable performance.

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