Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2014

12  The University of Texas at El Paso  (23687)

Principal Investigator: AHSAN CHOUDHURI

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 348,999

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 9/1/13 <> 8/31/16

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Department, Center, School, or Institute: COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: DEVELOPMENT OF 20N CLASS ADN THRUSTERS FOR FAST-RESPONSE TIM E DAC PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: none

CFDA: N/A

Program Title: none

Note:

MDA Contract to UMD Foundation to UTEP: The objectives of this proposal are three fold: the first is to develop novel ADN injection and catalysis schemes that provide for reliable ignition and fast response using catalytic, thermal, electrolytic, and mixed mode injectors. The second goal is to develop catalyst beds for ADN decomposition that are optimized for both length and decomposition efficiency. The concepts of heat regeneration will be utilized to combat heat losses at low bed loads that lead to efficient catalyst beds over a wide flow regime. The final objective is to develop system level components (ignition hardware, thrust chambers, nozzles, and catalyst beds) and prototype fast response time ADN based DACS thrusters with steady state, pulsing, and restati capability. The results will satisfy MD A's goal of developing inexpensive, fast response time, high mass action propulsion systems for next generation propulsion technology for ballistic missile defense systems.

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