Electrodynamic Applications, Inc.

P.O. Box 131460
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
http://www.edapplications.com
12 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 29
Total Value of Awards $7.44MM
First Award Date 09/20/03
Most Recent Award Date 06/17/15

29 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H2.03
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

The innovation proposed is a hollow cathode that integrates mitigation methods to suppress wear to the keeper. Recent advances in the magnetic topology in Hall thrusters has eliminated erosion of the thruster walls. As such the life limiting component of Hall thrusters has shifted to the cathode lifetime. Under a previous investigation aimed ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-H2.01
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

The proposed work investigates an approach that would allow an annular ion engine geometry to achieve ion beam currents approaching the Child-Langmuir limit. In this respect, the annular engine, whose design inherently allows for significant increases in perveance by resolving the span-to-gap problem, can achieve the projected high current dens...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-H7.01
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Surface temperatures in atmospheric reentry simulations range from 1500-2300 K, while stagnation temperature on the leading edge of a Mach 6 flight vehicle at 25 km altitude is 1817 K. Sensors that can operate at temperatures well above 1273 K are needed to provide reliable validation data for TPS modeling and design tools.We propose to develop...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-E1.01
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

The presence of energetic ions, that appear under high cathode current operation, stand as a showstopper to the realization of high power electric propulsion. Physical barriers such as the use of carbon electrodes (e.g. NEXT) are no longer sufficient as ion energies measured greatly exceed the sputter threshold of even carbon. Unless this pro...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF11-BT10
Budget: 06/12/12 - 03/04/13

ABSTRACT: The proposed Phase I efforts seek to develop a dual-mode Hybrid Chemical Electric Propulsion thruster concept design based on the extensive microwave torch/arcjet experience of PSU and Hall and ion experience of EDA. The primary focus of the Phase I effort will be demonstrate the operation of an ionic liquid microwave thruster in the ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF10-BT04
Budget: 11/11/11 - 08/11/12

ABSTRACT: The next generation of hypersonic and reentry vehicles being designed for the Department of Defense (DoD) applications will require advanced Thermal Protection System (TPS). While new TPS shields are under development, a key difficulty is the ability to predict and diagnose TPS performance. ElectroDynamic Applications (EDA) has been ...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 09-2-T3.01
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Advances in high power, photovoltaic technology has enabled the possibility of reasonably sized, high specific power, high power, solar arrays. At high specific powers, power levels ranging from 50 to several hundred kW are feasible. Coupled with gridded ion thruster technology, this power technology can be mission enabling for a wide range of...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-X3.03
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

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Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 09-2-A2.06
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

EDA, Inc., in partnership with Penn State, has shown previously that the concept of embedding fiber optics within ablative TPS material has merit and should yield a successful implementation of a spectrometer "window" during a Phase-II development program.Optical instrumentation, such as optical spectrometers would provide benchmark data for fun...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-A2
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

Heat shield technology is a critical component of manned spaceflight. In particular, the new Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) requires thermal protection systems (TPS) beyond the current state of the art. While new TPS shields are under development, a key difficulty is the ability to diagnose TPS performance. In Phase-I SBIR research carried ou...

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