Awards

$99.9K

Nonlinear Combustion Stability Prediction of Solid Rocket Motors

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N01-156
Budget: 11/02/02 - 05/02/02
PI: Dr. Jonathan C. French

Software & Engineering Associates, Inc., proposes to develop a new tool to analyze solid rocket motor combustion stability which will predict for an unstable motor the combustion chamber's maximum over-pressurization. When a rocket motor experiences combustion instability, it often does not experience a catastrophic failure, but a temporary amp...

$1000K

Modeling of Composite Solid Propellant Combustion

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N01-040
Budget: 09/20/02 - 12/01/09
PI: Mr. Douglas E. Coats

Chemical kinetics based solid propellant combustion predictive capabilities have developed to the point where it is possible to compute combustion properties of solid propellants. Specifically, burning rates over a range of pressures and temperatures. This capability will reduce the time, effort, and cost in developing solid propellants for a ...

$99.3K

An Innovative Method of NOX Reduction Through Fuel Additives for the UEET Program

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 02-1
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02
PI: Homayun Navaz

The opportunity addressed in this proposal is to transfer a fuel-additive technology developed for NOx and particulate matter reduction in diesel fuels, to applications in ultra-efficient jet engine fuels, with no reduction in performance and power output of the engine. The innovation is based on a novel fuel additive, PuriNOx(TM), developed by ...

$99.9K

Modeling High-Temperature Erosive Gas Flow to Support Barrel Erosion Reduction Concept Modeling for Fire Support Gun Application

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N01-122
Budget: 11/30/01 - 05/31/02
PI: Mr. Stuart S. Dunn

New requirements for modern gun systems have greatly increased the propellant flame temperature and reactivity of the combustion products. As a result, thermochemical erosion can greatly reduced the service life of the gun tubes in these systems. Coatings and liners have been used to mitigate erosion, with mixed results. In order to design a ...

$70K

Modeling of Composite Solid Propellant Combustion

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N01-040
Budget: 04/27/01 - 10/27/01
PI: Mr. Douglas E. Coats

Chemical kinetics based solid propellant combustion predictive capabilities have developed to the point where it is possible to compute combustion properties of solid propellants. Specifically burning rates over a range of pressures and temperatures. This capability will reduce the time, effort, and cost in developing solid propellants for a v...

$600K

Automated 3-D Acoustic Stability,/ Grain Design Analysis

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N96-063
Budget: 09/26/97 - 09/26/99
PI: Mr. Douglas E. Coats

The novel approach described in this proposal has the potential to allow designers of solid propellant rocket motors to assess the impact of their design choices on motor stability during the preliminary design phase of the motor development cycle. The potential cost savings to the government and industry are enormous. Fixing a motor stability...

$70K

Automated 3-D Acoustic Stability,/ Grain Design Analysis

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N96-063
Budget: 05/01/96 - 11/01/96
PI: Mr. Stuart S. Dunn

$504K

Combustion Processes in Space Storable Liquid Rocket Engines

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF90-148
Budget: 10/01/93 - 09/30/95
PI: Curtis W. Johnson

Computer software is to be developed that will provide a capability for studying the over-all performance of liquid fueled rocket engines. A generalized method will be used so that all engine cycles or current and projected usage can be evaluated, and compared on a consistent basis. The emphasis is to be placed on cryogenic propellants; specific...

$49K

Combustion Processes in Space Storable Liquid Rocket Engines

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF90-148
Budget: 01/01/90 - 12/31/90
PI: Gary R Nickerson