Variable Thrust and Non-Toxic Liquid Propulsion for Mission Flexibility

Period of Performance: 06/24/2008 - 12/24/2008

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Science and Technology Applications, LLC
530 New Los Angeles Avenue, Suite115 # 122
Moorpark, CA 93021
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Our vision for the next generation missile propulsion is a flexible and non-toxic system using HAN and a storable fuel candidate, offering variable thrust with a high degree of mission tailoring. Additionally, such system will be capable of rapid transients to enable pulsed propulsion for tactical missions. To meet the rapid start and shutdown transient goals, we propose an innovative injector manifold design capable of reducing trapped propellant by as much as much 70% as compared to traditional designs. We will perform parametric systems and combustion analysis to characterize mass fraction and Isp sensitivities for candidate systems.