Acoustic Resonance Reaction Control Thruster (ARCTIC)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,996.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CC36P
Agency Tracking Number:
124190
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H2.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Orbital Technologies Corporation
WI, Madison, WI, 53717-1961
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196894869
Principal Investigator:
Scott Munson
Senior Propulsion Engineer
(608) 229-2770
munsons@orbitec.com
Business Contact:
Eric Rice
Business Official/CEO
(608) 229-2804
knaufs@orbitec.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ORBITEC proposes to develop and demonstrate the innovative Acoustic Resonance Reaction Control Thruster (ARCTIC) to provide rapid and reliable in-space impulse without the use of toxic hypergols, delicate catalyst beds, or cumbersome spark systems. The ARCTIC thruster will exceed current reliability standards, reduce RCS complexity, and provide system-level benefits by minimizing weight, decreasing power requirements, and improving serviceability. The Phase I work will focus on the development and testing, both at sea level and vacuum conditions, of a prototype ARCTIC thruster, as well as the design of flight-weight ARCTIC thruster for Phase II implementation.

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