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SBIR/STTR

High Density Hybrid Motors, Phase I

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The Phase I STTR project will develop an ignition system for a high density hybrid rocket motor using non-toxic, storable, ionic liquid oxidizers and high density polymer fuels. The program will also research fuel additives to boost ISP and fuel regression rate of the high density, high regression ate fuel.. This high density propulsion system resolves one of the chief drawbacks of hybrid rockets, the poor volumetric efficiency, by matching the volumetric performance of solid propellants. This STTR program will develop a non pyrotechnic electrocatalytic ignition system for the ionic liquid oxidizers that may also enable multistart operation. More »

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