Advanced Green Micropropulsion System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CC73P
Agency Tracking Number: 120162
Amount: $124,822.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: T2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Systima Technologies, Inc.
WA, Bothell, WA, 98012-6454
DUNS: 086581902
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephanie Sawhill
 Sr. Chemist
 (425) 487-4020
 stephanie.sawhill@systima.com
Business Contact
 Tom Prenzlow
Title: Business Official
Phone: (425) 487-4020
Email: tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institution
 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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