IM Green Propulsion Development

Period of Performance: 01/21/2014 - 08/20/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Ogden Engineering & Assoc., LLC
8180 N. Placita Sur Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85741
Principal Investigator


Liquid fuel based Divert Attitude and Control Systems (DACS) or LDACS propulsion offers superior performance for future flight systems compared to solids (SDACS) or compressed gas systems. The need for improved system performance while meeting strict safety and insensitive munitions (IM) standards represents a unique opportunity for Ogden Engineering & Associates, LLC to showcase the team s novel green propellants as an emerging IM technology capable of improving personnel safety, decrease costs and improve system performance. Utilizing these green propellants in LDACS represents a real savings in propellant and flight systems manufacturing and transportation due to its reduced toxicity and IM characteristics as compared to conventional hypergols including hydrazine and Monomethylhydrazine. Approved for Public Release 13-MDA-7631 (18 November 13).