The significant technological advances made by Space Propulsion Group (SPG) have resulted in the development of high performance hybrid rockets without compromising their simplicity, costs, and safety advantages over the solid and liquid propulsion systems.
Among the technologies researched and developed by SPG - Hybrid Rockets, Propellant Development, Solid Fuel Ramjets, Silica Phenolic Ablatives, Spin Casting techniques, Composite Vessel Winding, and Ammonia Power Generation are key components in our path to success.
SPG is involved in all aspects of hybrid propulsion system design, modeling, testing, fabrication and qualification. Our engineering team can take a propulsion system from the mission requirements stage to flight production.
Solid Fuel Ramjet
Leveraging from its deep expertise in the field of hybrid rocket propulsion and the fast burning solid fuels, SPG has started a research and development program in the area of Solid Fuel Ramjets (SFRJ). Due to their inherent simplicity SFRJ's present a cost effective option for a wide range of applications that demand a sustained thrust force during a substantial portion of their mission profile.
Propellant Capabilities & Development
Research at Stanford University beginning in 1997 led to a class of very high regression rate fuels for use in hybrid rockets. The new fuel produces a very thin, low viscosity, low surface tension liquid layer on the fuel surface when it burns.
SPG has investigated the use of ammonia as an alternative fuel for gas turbine systems which are widely used in power generation applications. Existing gas turbine systems can be converted to burn ammonia instead of traditional liquid fuels or natural gas.