NASA STTR 2012 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 12-1 T2.01-9838
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Space Power and Propulsion
PROPOSAL TITLE: Advanced Green Micropropulsion System

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Systima Technologies, Inc. NAME: University of Washington, Dept. Aeronautics & Astronautics
STREET: 1832 180th Street South East STREET: Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Box 352250
CITY: Bothell CITY: Seattle
STATE/ZIP: WA  98012 - 6454 STATE/ZIP: WA  98195 - 6454
PHONE: (425) 487-4020 PHONE: (206) 543-7159

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Stephanie Sawhill
stephanie.sawhill@systima.com
1832 180th street SE
Bothell, WA 98012 - 6454
(425) 487-4020 Extension :238

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Tom Prenzlow
tom.prenzlow@systima.com
1832 180th Street South East
Bothell, WA 98012 - 6454
(425) 487-4020 Extension :222

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Space Power and Propulsion is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Systima in collaboration with the University of Washington will develop a high performance, advanced green monopropellant microthruster (0.1 – 1.0 N) for small- and micro-satellites. The microthruster utilizes a high energy density HAN-based monopropellant AF-M315E, and a novel injection system to maximize thruster performance. The propellant is non-toxic making it easy to store, integrate into modular designs and launch without added costs associated with handling toxic propellants such as hydrazine. Phase I will focus on development of the microthruster propellant injection system to deliver propellant to a miniaturized catalyst bed to provide fast response while maintaining the life of the catalyst bed. In Phase II these systems will be integrated into the full microthruster design. This effort will result in a micropropulsion system with a modular design that meets the needs of current and future small- and micro-satellites for NASA missions.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Green micropropulsion systems offer safer handling without the risk of exposure of toxic chemicals to personnel or the environment. They offer reduced system complexity, decreased launch processing times and increased propellant performance. There is no limitation to the NASA satellite applications to which this technology can be applied; it is suitable to large or small satellite DACS/ACS intended for low earth orbit or for geosynchronous orbit, etc.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Green monopropellants offer significant advantages in performance and reduced handling infrastructure for commercial and military vehicles and payloads and allow for modular designs for enhanced response capabilities. There is no limitation to the commercial or military satellite applications to which this technology can be applied. It is suitable to large or small, satellite DACS intended for low earth orbit or for geosynchronous orbit, etc.

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.)
Maneuvering/Stationkeeping/Attitude Control Devices


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