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Closed-Cycle ElectriCOIL Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
58689
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0510
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CU Aerospace, LLC
2100 S. Oak St. - Suite 206 Champaign, IL 61820-3169
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Closed-Cycle ElectriCOIL Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG6003C0098
Award Amount: $749,978.00
 

Abstract:

The primary objective of CU AerospaceOs Phase II engineering work will be to develop all-gas-phase closed-cycle electrically assisted chemical laser COIL (ElectriCOIL) technology. CU Aerospace (CUA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(UIUC) believe that this challenge can be surmounted with changes to gain generator research including 1) radically new, electrically driven O2(1D) generator subsystems which are those most amenable to closed-cycle operation; and 2) the total eliminationof massive liquid phase laser fuel and pressure recovery systems by use of closed-cycle operations. Several technologies need to be merged to lead to a successful demonstration of the ElectriCOIL concept. These include discharge and injection techniques,further work with the properties of oxygen/diluent (Argon, Xenon) discharges, as well as further development of materials to convert discharge produced atomic oxygen to O2(1D) in the post-discharge region. The ultimate goal of the Phase II program is todemonstrate a closed-cycle ElectriCOIL system in a modest powered laboratory laser system. Work beyond Phase II would scale the device to higher laser powers.

Principal Investigator:

David L. Carroll
Engineering Director
2173338274
carroll@cuaerospace.com

Business Contact:

Rodney L. Burton
Partner
2172446223
burton@cuaerospace.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CU AEROSPACE
2004 S. Wright St. Extended Urbana, IL 61802

EIN/Tax ID: 371373803
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No