A BORON ASSISTED COMBUSTION MODEL WITH SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3620
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research Inc.
45 Manning Rd, Billerica, MA, 01821
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Charles E Kolb
 (617) 663-9500
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SOLID BORON HAS LONG BEEN RECOGNIZED AS A POTENTIAL HIGH VOLUMETRIC DENSITY PROPELLANT FOR VOLUME LIMITED ROCKET AND AIR BREATHING PROPULSION SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, ACHIEVING THIS POTENTIAL HAS BEEN DIFFICULT DUE TO LOW COMBUSTION AND HEAT RELEASE EFFICIENCIES IN CONVENTIONALLY DESIGNED COMBUSTORS. A THREE PHASE MODEL OF BORON ASSISTED COMBUSTION IS POSTULATED AND THE ROLE THAT KINETIC SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS CAN PLAY IN ELUCIDATING CRITICAL MODEL REACTIONS AND PROCESSES IS EXAMINED. A PHASE I PROPOSAL TO IMPLEMENT A BORON ASSISTED HOMOGENEOUS COMBUSTION PHASE MODEL IS PRESENTED. PHASE II EFFORTS WOULD EXTEND THIS COMBUSTION MODEL AND THE NECESSARY SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS CONCEPTS TO THE HETEROGENEOUS COMBUSTION PHASES OF IGNITION AND EXHAUST CONDENSATION.

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