NASA STTR 2017 Solicitation
FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY
|PROPOSAL NUMBER:||171 T1.01-9850|
|RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE:||Affordable Nano/Micro Launch Propulsion Stages|
|PROPOSAL TITLE:||low cost intermediate stage for affordable nano/micro launch|
|SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):||RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):|
|NAME:||TGV Rockets, Inc.||NAME:||University Tennessee- Knoxville|
|STREET:||2519 Benning Road Northeast||STREET:||1534 White Ave|
|STATE/ZIP:||DC 20002 - 4805||STATE/ZIP:||TN 37996 - 1529|
|PHONE:||(240) 462-8848||PHONE:||(865) 974-3466|
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Earl Renaud
2519 Benning Rd NE
washington, DC 20002 - 4815
CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
pat bahn 4628848
2519 Benning Road Northeast
Washington, DC 20002 - 4805
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Affordable Nano/Micro Launch Propulsion Stages 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)
NASA is extremely interested in developing small space launch capability. Small
launchers are more sensitive to dry mass growth, more so then larger vehicles.
Three stage launchers tend to be much more insensitive to Dry mass growth.
The challenge then becomes how to meet strict cost targets when additional parts count increases.
Use of Propane derived fuel helps reduce cost by allowing common bulkhead tanks w/o insulation.
TGV proposes a DARPA funded Electrocycle Boost stage, and a NASA funded pressure fed Micro stage. upgrade NASA STTR funded nano-stage with 3,000 class pressure fed second stage ProPoly 50 engine. Goal: Provide flexible architecture to ensure success of TGV's 15,000 lb class first stage and 500 lbs class upper stage. Design and build engine in phase I. No avionics, strictly middle stage. Could be used for suborbital testing of small upper stages. Phase II: Test engine, build stage, fly.
POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Small sat launch capacity.
POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
small sat launch capacity
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.)
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