Advanced Green Micropropulsion System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,822.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CC73P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
120162
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
T2.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
WA, Bothell, WA, 98012-6454
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
086581902
Principal Investigator:
Stephanie Sawhill
Sr. Chemist
(425) 487-4020
stephanie.sawhill@systima.com
Business Contact:
Tom Prenzlow
Business Official
(425) 487-4020
tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institute:
University of Washington, Dept. Aeronautics&Astronautics
Matthew Hawkins
Dept. of Aeronautics&Astronautics, Box 352250
Seattle, WA, 98195-98195
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Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Systima in collaboration with the University of Washington will develop a high performance, advanced green monopropellant microthruster (0.1?1.0 N) for small- and micro-satellites. The microthruster utilizes a high energy density HAN-based monopropellant AF-M315E, and a novel injection system to maximize thruster performance. The propellant is non-toxic making it easy to store, integrate into modular designs and launch without added costs associated with handling toxic propellants such as hydrazine. Phase I will focus on development of the microthruster propellant injection system to deliver propellant to a miniaturized catalyst bed to provide fast response while maintaining the life of the catalyst bed. In Phase II these systems will be integrated into the full microthruster design. This effort will result in a micropropulsion system with a modular design that meets the needs of current and future small- and micro-satellites for NASA missions.

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