Lightweight Pump Technology for Advanced Green Monopropellants

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,687.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CM08P
Agency Tracking Number:
125024
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H2.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Systima Technologies, Inc.
WA, Bothell, WA, 98012-6454
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
086581902
Principal Investigator:
Paul Luccio
Sr. Development Engineer
(425) 487-4020
paul.luccio@systima.com
Business Contact:
Tom Prenzlow
Business Official
(425) 487-4020
tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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