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High Performance Thrusters for Advanced Green Monopropellants

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX14CP55P
Agency Tracking Number: 145261
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S3.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-06-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-12-19
Small Business Information
19501 144th Avenue North East, Suite F-500
Woodinville, WA 98072-4423
United States
DUNS: 015577190
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ender Savrun
 President
 (425) 485-7272
 ender.savrun@siennatech.com
Business Contact
 Karen Valdastri
Title: Business Official
Phone: (425) 485-7272
Email: karen.valdastri@siennatech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract

The development of an advanced green monopropellant propulsion system could have significant benefits to a wide range of NASA space missions, from deep space satellites to manned space vehicles. However, the state-of-the-art thruster materials, refractory metals, cannot withstand AF-M315E combustion environment at temperatures of >2000?C without loosing their mechanical integrity.
Sienna Technologies, Inc, in collaboration with Moog-ISP, proposes to develop a revolutionary refractory metal-ceramic FGM material and an AF-M315E advanced green monopropellant thruster. In Phase I we will demonstrate a refractory metal-ceramic FGM through materials design and microstructural control that meets the requirements for thrust chamber for AF-M315E monopropellant. In Phase II we will fine-tune the FGM material properties to maximize the mechanical strength and thermochemical stability; and design, fabricate, and test a working FGM thruster in collaboration with Moog-ISP.

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