CNT enhanced KineticCore FES system (DoD)

The introduction of USN electric ship initiatives and advanced weapons systems such as rail guns, lasers, and other future pulse loads to future warships creates power and energy demands that exceed what a traditional ship electric plant interfaces have been designed to provide. This creates the problem of satisfying a growing demand for stored energy,.. read more →

Advanced Hybrid Stage (NASA)

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.. read more →

Multifunctional BHL Radiation Shield (NASA)

Advances in radiation shielding technology remain an important challenge for NASA in order to protect their astronauts, particularly as NASA grows closer to manned missions to the moon and Mars. Polyethylene is a readily available and structurally sound thermoplastic that has recently gained a fair amount of notoriety as an effective radiation shield. GTL is.. read more →

ACE Booster – Phase II (NASA)

GTL has been developing a suite of transformational technologies that have the capability to disrupt the traditional launch vehicle paradigm. BHL composite cryotank technology provides a four times improvement over large aluminum iso-grid tanks, offering a 6 percentage point improvement in small stage PMF. Superior Stability Engine is an innovative liquid rocket engine configured to.. read more →

ACE Booster – Phase I (NASA)

GTL has been developing a suite of transformational technologies that have the capability to disrupt the traditional launch vehicle paradigm. BHL composite cryotank technology provides a four times improvement over large aluminum iso-grid tanks, offering a 6 percentage point improvement in small stage PMF. Superior Stability Engine is an innovative liquid rocket engine configured to.. read more →

Advanced Solid Ramjet Fuel (DoD)

The potential for solid fuel ramjets (SFRJ) has been demonstrated over the last 40 years. SRFJ”s have significantly higher impulse than rockets (Isp>1200 sec) making them a competitive solution for long range applications such as missiles, missile interceptors, high speed transport and space vehicle stages. Increasing the regression rate and the energy density of the.. read more →

Advanced Flywheel (DoD)

The Advanced FlywheelTM (AF) technology utilizes an innovative configuration in conjunction with modern materials to deliver a flywheel energy storage system with an energy density in excess of 500 W-hr/kg and over 420 W-hr/liter. Using this technology, GTL proposes to develop an FOB scale (150 KWh) system that is capable of delivering 1 Megawatt of.. read more →

High Pressure Breathing System (DoD)

GTL proposes to develop a small diameter High Pressure Breathing Apparatus concept design capable of achieving 10,000-psi operating pressures. The HPBA incorporates a high-pressure regulator and valve that makes it compatible and component replaceable with existing conventional SCUBA and SCBA equipment. The HPBA tank incorporates several GTL innovations integrated into an optimized solution including graphite.. read more →

Augmentor Stability (DoD)

As with all other combustion devices, the augmentors in high-performance gas turbine engines are at risk of combustion instability. While it is tempting to apply brute force CFD to address this problem, at best high fidelity CFD may reveal what happens but not why it happens. While thousands of high fidelity CFD runs could be.. read more →

Nonlinear Data Analysis Tool for Scramjets and Other Engines (NASA)

The UCDS process is the result of 50 years of research into combustion instability by the worlds leading scientists and engineers. The breakthroughs that created UCDS have provided a solid analytical foundation upon which tools can be developed and applied. One of these is the UCDS nonlinear tool, which GTL has been applying with much.. read more →