Advanced Hybrid Stage

Period of Performance: 06/17/2015 - 06/17/2016

$125K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Gloyer-taylor Laboratories LLC
112 Mitchell Boulevard
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

University of Alabama, Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Institution POC

Abstract

The proposed technology builds off GTL's advanced solid ramjet fuel. The method uses additive manufacturing methods to produce an innovative new type of fuel grain that regresses quickly and has a high Isp and combustion efficiency. With this technology, the performance of a liquid rocket engine can be had with a hybrid rocket system. This technology allows for a simple, low cost, high performance stage that is well suited for a nano-sat vehicle. Reducing complexity and parts count serves to decrease cost and increase reliability.