Lightweight Pump Technology for Advanced Green Monopropellants

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CM08P
Agency Tracking Number: 125024
Amount: $124,687.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: H2.02
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
 Paul Luccio
 Sr. Development Engineer
 (425) 487-4020
 paul.luccio@systima.com
Business Contact
 Tom Prenzlow
Title: Business Official
Phone: (425) 487-4020
Email: tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Systima will develop an innovative light weight self-pressurizing pump (SPP) technology to provide a constant-pressure supply of monopropellant to a spacecraft or tactical propulsion system. The SPP does not require a helium tank and higher operating pressure have a negligible impact on the system mass. Since the SPP has a lower weight than comparable propellant pressurization systems, it provides an opportunity for reducing launch costs, increasing spacecraft or tactical system payload capacity and significantly enhancing delta velocity/?V. This technology can be used with hydrazine, HAN-based, or ADN-based propellants as there are no known limitations on the monopropellant that can be used in the system. The self-pressurizing lightweight pump for advanced monopropellants offers significant advantages in applications where a large?V is required, such as large spacecraft or in applications where high-pressure is needed, such as liquid ACS or DACS thrusters. The Phase I and Phase II SBIR will focus on development of the system for operation with the HAN-based monopropellant AF-M315E.

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