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Company Information:

Company Name: Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC
City: Reno
State: NV
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (775) 851-4443

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $648,294.00 6
SBIR Phase II $6,638,451.00 7

Award List:

Solid-State Electrically Controllable Rocket Motors For Safe Attitude Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Sawka, President
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The invention of Electrically Controlled Extinguishable Solid Propellants (ECESP) over the last five years opens the door for completely new ways of controlling solid rocket motors. When the propellant is fitted with electrodes and a current of the required voltage is applied, the propellant… More

A Safe, Miniature, Solid State Electrically Controlled Thruster System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne N. Sawka, President
Award Amount: $99,937.00
Abstract:
DSSP has developed solid propellant systems that can be controlled and extinguished electrically. These propellants are a first of their kind, capable of multiple ignitions-extinguishments with burn-rate controlled digitally by electrical power input. These new propellants are insensitive to… More

A Safe, Miniature, Solid State Electrically Controlled Thruster System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne Sawka, President
Award Amount: $299,930.00
Abstract:
DSSP has developed solid state hardware and propellants that can be controlled and extinguished electrically. These propellants are a first of their kind, capable of multiple ignitions-extinguishments with burn-rates controlled digitally by electrical power input. We continue to defined burn rate… More

Electric Pyrogens and Systems for Safer In-line Inititation of Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Sawka, President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Electrically Solid Propellants (ESP) are a new class of energetic material that can be formulated as a pyrogen having several safety advantages over BKNO3. These ESP are inherently safe from accidental ignition being controllable via electrical power input. When an ESP is fitted with electrodes… More

Innovative Propulsion Systems for Missile Defense Interceptors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Sawka, President
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
New and emerging threats are requiring that even boost phase propulsion become both more powerful, and more agile/flexible for improved target interception capabilities. At the same time these new boost propellants must also be safer to make and use, without increasing production costs… More

Electric Pyrogens and Systems for Safer In-line Inititation of Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Wayne N. Sawka, President
Award Amount: $999,718.00
Abstract:
We will use our newly developed smart energetic materials to eliminate flame sensitive pyrogens and the bridge-wire connections for thermal ignition within initiators/squibs which will improve safety for Mil. Std. 1901A compliance. Unlike conventional materials, new pyrogen materials are… More

Direct Plasma Production from Electric Solid Propellant for High Velocity Launch Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Sawka, President – (775) 851-4443
Award Amount: $99,942.00
Abstract:
As an alternative to double-base propellants we propose electric solid propellants (ESP) as a safe, green, higher performance alternative to double-base propellants for high velocity electro thermal chemical (ETC) canons. These new energetic materials are inherently safe, with ignition only… More

Precision ACS (PACS) for DACS Low Level ACS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Russell Carlson, Excutive Vice President – (707) 696-5354
Award Amount: $148,447.00
Abstract:
Our Precision ACS (PACS) while combined with either a Liquid or Solid DACS delivers high precision Kinetic Weapon (KW) attitude control for long range target discrimination and acquisition. The PACS features multiple pulse Electric Solid Propellant (ESP) thrusters that are either individually pulsed… More

Electric Pyrogens and Systems for Safer In-line Inititation of Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wayne N. Sawka, President – (775) 851-4443
Award Amount: $498,100.00
Abstract:
We will use our newly developed smart energetic materials to eliminate flame sensitive pyrogens and the bridge-wire connections for thermal ignition within initiators/squibs which will improve safety for Mil. Std. 1901A compliance. Unlike conventional materials, new pyrogen materials are… More

Direct Plasma Production from Electric Solid Propellant for High Velocity Launch Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Sawka, CEO – (775) 851-4443
Award Amount: $1,069,882.00
Abstract:
As an alternative to near-obsolete double-base or triple-base propellants, Digital Solid State Propulsion (DSSP) is developing Electric Solid Propellants (ESP) as a safe, green, higher performance highly manufacturable alternative for high velocity electro-thermal-chemical (ETC) gun rounds. These… More

Precision ACS (PACS) for DACS Low Level ACS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Sawka, CEO – (775) 851-4443
Award Amount: $994,105.00
Abstract:
Our Precision Attitude Control System (PACS) delivers high precision attitude control for Kinetic Weapon (KW) long range target discrimination and acquisition. The PACS utilizes electrically-controlled solid propellant (ESP), an innovative propulsion technology that enables fast burn rate control,… More

Safe Solid Rocket Motor Ignition Systems for Mil. Std. 1901A Compliance Using Electric Solid Propellants and Pyrogens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael McPherson, Vice-President – (775) 851-4443
Award Amount: $797,471.00
Abstract:
In process for public release

Precision ACS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Sawka, CEO – (775) 851-4443
Award Amount: $1,979,245.00
Abstract:
In process for public release