NASA SBIR 2014 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 14-1 H2.02-9229
SUBTOPIC TITLE: In-Space Chemical Propulsion
PROPOSAL TITLE: Manufacturing Advanced Channel Wall Rocket Liners

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
ORMOND, LLC
4718 B Street Northwest, Suite 104
Auburn, WA 98001 - 1750
(253) 854-0796

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dan Alberts
dana@ormondllc.com
4718 B Street NW, Suite 104
Auburn, WA 98001 - 1750
(253) 854-0796

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dan Alberts
dana@ormondllc.com
4718 B Street NW, Suite 104
Auburn, WA 98001 - 1750
(253) 854-0796

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
In-Space Chemical 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)
This SBIR will adapt and demonstrate a low cost flexible method of manufacturing channel wall liquid rocket nozzles and combustors, while providing developers a means to manufacture more complex designs for improved engine performance.
Current channel wall engine concepts are limited by capabilities of available manufacturing methods. This SBIR will provide a cold, non-chemical, low load alternative while supporting more complex liner designs. It will enable features such as cooling channels with complex patterns, bifurcations, flow trips, varying width and depth, thin hot walls, negative wall taper, more accurately placed channel walls and more complex liner contours.
Ormond will work together with contacts at NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne during Phase I to provide demonstration coupons of current engine concepts and to identify additional design options that can be incorporated through use of the proposed technology. Cost and technical feasibility will be demonstrated.
A Phase II program will result in a TRL-6 level means of machining channel combustor and nozzle liners. Scalability to SSME class of engines will be addressed.
Government and commercial applications that may benefit from the proposed technology development include channel wall liquid rocket engines, ground based turbine generators, advanced turbine blades, scramjets, space optics, and down-hole oil well tooling.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA applications include channel wall liquid rocket combustors, ground based turbine generators, advanced turbine blades, scramjets, space optics.

Applicable to SLS programs, primarily the RS-25 engines. Also engines such as J-2X, RL-10, and any large LOX/RP boost engine similar to F-1.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Non-NASA applications that may benefit from the proposed technology development include ground based turbine generators, advanced turbine blades, scramjets, and down-hole oil well tooling.

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.)
Cryogenic/Fluid Systems
Heat Exchange
Launch Engine/Booster
Processing Methods
Spacecraft Main Engine

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