NASA SBIR 2008 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 08-1 S5.04-9050
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Technologies for Low Mass Mars Ascent Vehicles (PAV)
PROPOSAL TITLE: Ultralightweight, Regeneratively Cooled Combustion Chamber for Mars Ascent Vehicles

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
350 Voyager Way
Huntsville, AL 35806 - 3200
(256) 562-2100

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Joe Sims
350 Voyager Way
Huntsville, AL 35806 - 3200
(256) 562-2191

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 5

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
We propose a high-pressure, regeneratively-cooled combustion chamber that uses novel material selection for extreme reductions in mass. These materials are manufactured using proven processes, processes in which our two team members are expert. The combustion chamber liner will be made of a high-temperature-capable, low density material; the structural jacket will be made of a metal matrix composite material, with a tailored CTE close to that of the liner.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
- Scientific sounding rocket main propulsion
- Lunar ascent/descent

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
- Tactical missile main propulsion
- Strategic missile main propulsion
- Commercial/military satellite transfer stage main propulsion

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