NASA STTR 2015 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 T1.01-9957
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Affordable Nano/Micro Launch Propulsion Stages
PROPOSAL TITLE: Advanced Hybrid Stage

NAME: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories, LLC NAME: University of Alabama in Huntsville
STREET: 112 Mitchell Boulevard STREET: 301 Sparkman Drive
CITY: Tullahoma CITY: Huntsville
STATE/ZIP: TN  37388 - 4002 STATE/ZIP: AL  35899 - 0001
PHONE: (931) 455-7333 PHONE: (256) 824-2657

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Eric Jacob
112 Mitchell Boulevard
Tullahoma, TN 37388 - 4002
(931) 455-7333

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr Paul Gloyer
112 Mitchell Boulevard
Tullahoma, TN 37388 - 4002
(931) 455-7330

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

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)
The proposed technology builds off GTL's advanced solid ramjet fuel. The method uses additive manufacturing methods to produce an innovative new type of fuel grain that regresses quickly and has a high Isp and combustion efficiency. With this technology, the performance of a liquid rocket engine can be had with a hybrid rocket system.
This technology allows for a simple, low cost, high performance stage that is well suited for a nano-sat vehicle. Reducing complexity and parts count serves to decrease cost and increase reliability.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
High performance solid fuels are important in hybrid rocket engines. Hybrids have been selected for low cost manned sub-orbital missions due to their relative safety. A high performance hybrid engine would be of great use to manned missions as well as low-cost launch solutions. Reducing the parts count and complexity will provide significant advantages for low cost launch solutions of nanosat payloads.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The technology of enhanced fuel grains was developed in response to a Navy need for high performance air-breathing ramjets. This proposal seeks to apply the same technology to hybrid rocket engines which are similar in nature. This technology will impact the development of low cost launch vehicles by providing a high performance and simple alternative to more complex and costly systems such as liquid rocket engines.

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.)
Launch Engine/Booster
Processing Methods
Smart/Multifunctional Materials
Spacecraft Main Engine

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