High Performance Thrusters for DACS Propulsion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$149,998.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7882
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-021-0355
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-021
Small Business Information
Sienna Technologies, Inc.
19501 144th Avenue NE, Suite F-500, Woodinville, WA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
015577190
Principal Investigator
 Ender Savrun
 President
 (425) 485-7272
 ender.savrun@siennatech.com
Business Contact
 Canan Savrun
Title: Vice President
Phone: (425) 485-7272
Email: c.savrun@siennatech.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
This SBIR program will develop a lightweight, high performance ceramic matrix composite thruster for DACS propulsion. The Phase I program will identify the sealing and joining materials, and demonstrate the processes that are suited for construction of advanced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) thrusters for advanced monopropellants and bipropellants for DACS propulsion. We will seal CMC surfaces and join CMCs to each other and to refractory metals. We will experimentally evaluate Sienna"s ultra-high temperature, oxidation resistant joining compounds through joining experiments, microstructural examination, and shear strength measurements both at room temperature and 1100 degrees C. Simple test thrusters will be fabricated and tested by Aerojet-Sacramento at high temperature and at high pressure at sea-level laboratory tests.

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