High Performance Thrusters for DACS Propulsion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7882
Agency Tracking Number: B112-021-0355
Amount: $149,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA11-021
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
19501 144th Avenue NE, Suite F-500, Woodinville, WA, -
DUNS: 015577190
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ender Savrun
 (425) 485-7272
Business Contact
 Canan Savrun
Title: Vice President
Phone: (425) 485-7272
Email: c.savrun@siennatech.com
Research Institution
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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