NASA STTR 2012 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 12-2 T2.01-9838
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Space Power and Propulsion
PROPOSAL TITLE: Advanced Green Micropropulsion System

NAME: Systima Technologies, Inc. NAME: University of Washington,Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
STREET: 10809 120th Ave Northeast STREET: Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Box 352250
CITY: Kirkland CITY: Seattle
STATE/ZIP: WA  98033 - 5024 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
10809 120th ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033 - 6454
(425) 487-4020 Extension :238

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

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

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?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Systima in collaboration with University of Washington is developing a high performance injection system for advanced green monopropellant AF-M315E micropropulsion systems (0.1 – 1.0 N) for small- and micro-satellites and cubesats (100 kg-500 kg and <100 kg). The monopropellant has low-toxicity making it easy to store, integrate into modular designs and launch without added costs associated with handling toxic propellants such as hydrazine. The injector is a critical component that is designed to enhance combustion and optimize microthruster performance. In the Phase I program, Systima and UW completed proof-of-concept tests that demonstrated the injector technical concept and system advantages. In the Phase II program we will develop a prototype injector design, conduct injector performance testing and workhorse microthruster hot-fire tests with AF-M315E. This effort will result in a monopropellant injection system for modular microthruster system designs that meets the needs of current and future small- and micro-satellites for NASA missions, commercial and military customers.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Green monopropellant micropropulsion systems with Systima's high performance injector offer safer handling, reduced system complexity, decreased launch processing times and increased performance compared to conventional hydrazine micropropulsion systems, and are well suited for a wide range of NASA spacecraft missions. Spacecraft micropropulsion systems with Systima's high performance injector can be used for; orbit maintenance, fine attitude control, troubleshooting and maintenance, and potential needs for quick response at relatively high Isp.

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 small and micro satellites and payloads, and allow for modular designs for rapid response capabilities. Systima's injector technology is well suited for micropropulsion systems for orbital insertion or transfer, stationkeeping and drag compensation and attitude control.

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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