IN Space, LLC

3495 Kent Avenue Suite G100
West Lafayette, IN 47906
http://www.inspacellc.com
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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 12
Total Value of Awards $3.69MM
First Award Date 08/28/03
Most Recent Award Date 09/07/11

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Austin Mr. Benjamin Austin 6 Message
Austin Mrs. Amy Austin 4 Message
Anderson Dr. William Anderson 2 Message
Austin Mr. B.J. Austin 6 Message

12 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF083-112
Budget: 09/07/11 - 12/07/13

ABSTRACT: A joint experimental and computational project using a carefully designed, flexible test article is proposed to assess the velocity-coupled combustion response of a representative liquid rocket injector element to transverse acoustic disturbances. In the proposed Phase II, the response of an injector flowfield at supercritical pressure...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA08-046
Budget: 03/01/11 - 02/28/13

Toxicity and fire risks associated with monomethylhydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide must be mitigated for the continued fielding of divert and attitude control systems for MDA interceptors. In a Phase I study, IN Space, Ansul and Purdue University characterized a system allowing for simple retrofitting of propulsion systems already designed for ...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Purdue University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA06-T004
Budget: 07/06/09 - 07/06/11

The need for munitions insensitive to unplanned stimuli possible in the logistical and operational life cycle of a munition is paramount for safeguarding life and property. To help meet this need, IN Space and Purdue University have developed a new class of composite solid rocket propellant based on an energetic, low toxicity, high strength bin...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF083-112
Budget: 06/09/09 - 03/17/10

The combination of complex physics and extremely severe combustor environments presents a formidable challenge to engineers who must ensure that high-pressure, high-performance rocket engines are stable from combustion instabilities. We propose here an improved methodology for predicting the combustion stability of oxidizer-rich staged-combusti...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA08-046
Budget: 03/27/09 - 09/27/09

Hydrazine-based fuels and nitrogen tetroxide-based oxidizers have been the propellants of choice for many propulsion systems over the last several decades due to the propellant combination s high specific impulse, storability, rapid hypergolic ignition, and moderate densities. Unfortunately, these propellants are highly toxic and pose a signif...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD08-PR3
Budget: 06/16/08 - 12/16/08

Energy management in missile systems can provide substantial performance advantages, especially for modern missiles capable of all-aspect engagements. Maximum flexibility is offered by a system that can be throttled, shut off entirely and restarted when needed. The proposed project aims to achieve efficient combustion during throttling and res...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Purdue University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-T005
Budget: 11/20/07 - 11/20/09

The potential for combustion instability has historically been a hindrance in developing rocket engines, and nearly always represents the major technical risk in engine developments. This proposal addresses innovative approaches toward prediction of liquid rocket engine combustion instability, as well as innovations in full-scale engine stabilit...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Purdue University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA06-T004
Budget: 09/11/06 - 03/11/07

The need for munitions insensitive to stimuli possible to occur in the logistical and operational life cycle of the munition is paramount for safeguarding life and property. Research to produce IM-compliant solid propulsion systems has primarily focused in two areas: advanced case materials/designs and new propellant formulations. The energeti...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Purdue University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-T005
Budget: 09/07/06 - 06/06/07

While guidelines for stable combustion in certain engine cycles and propellant combinations exist; there is no proven, mechanistic predictive model, particularly for high-performance liquid hydrocarbon-fueled engines. IN Space and Purdue propose to fill this critical need by developing a testbed consisting of 1) a predictive combustion stabili...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Purdue University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA03T-005
Budget: 09/28/04 - 12/28/06

MDA is interested in the development of hydrogen peroxide/hydrocarbon engines for liquid target vehicles. A large reduction in engine weight (~75%) and technical risk are possible by eliminating the large catalyst beds that decompose the hydrogen peroxide before it enters the combustion chamber, providing temperatures that are sufficient for fu...

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