Advanced Fuel Additives for PDEs

Period of Performance: 08/04/2000 - 08/03/2002

$621K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Adroit Systems, Inc.
411 108th Avenue NE Suite 1080
Bellevue, WA 98004
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

The development of a fuel additive that enhances the detonability of current missile fuels qualified for Naval missiles may enable the full potential of the PDE to be reached. Additives which increase energy density, allow for fuel cooling, enchance atomization and mixing, and decrease initiation requirements are the focus of this effort. BENEFITS: Benefits include maximized PDE range in a missile system by reducing the stressing fuel injection and detonation initiator requirements.