NASA STTR 2011 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-1 T2.01-9811
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Technologies for Aeronautics Experimental Capabilities
PROPOSAL TITLE: Hybrid Propulsion for Upper-Stage Boosters

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Exquadrum, Inc. NAME: University of Alabama in Huntsville
STREET: 12130 Rancho Road STREET: 5000 Technology Drive
CITY: Adelanto CITY: Huntsville
STATE/ZIP: CA  92301 - 2703 STATE/ZIP: AL  35899 - 0000
PHONE: (760) 246-0279 PHONE: (256) 824-7200

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Kevin E Mahaffy
kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com
12130 Rancho Road
Adelanto, CA 92301 - 2703
(760) 246-0279 Extension :221

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high-performance hybrid propulsion for upper-stages. The missions for these propulsion systems include launching small- and nano-satellites and conducting hypersonic flight test operations. The focus of the research effort will be on achieving high specific impulse by means of an innovative approach to nozzle design. The technology will be experimentally demonstrated in a series of hot-fire tests during the proposed research program.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Small and Nano-Satellite Launchers
Hypersonic Flight Test for Propulsion and Materials Development
Sub-Orbital Sounding Rockets

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Commercial and Military Small Launch Vehicle
DoD Missile Defense
Civilian Space Tourism

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Characterization
Fuels/Propellants
Launch Engine/Booster
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Prototyping
Space Transportation & Safety
Spacecraft Design, Construction, Testing, & Performance (see also Engineering; Testing & Evaluation)
Spacecraft Main Engine


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