P3 Technologies Welcomes Questor Technology and Indigo Power Systems
P3 Technologies was excited to welcome Audrey Mascarenhas, CEO of Questor Technology, and Dave Huber, President of Indigo Power Systems, for a visit to our facilities in Jupiter, Florida.
P3 is proud to be developing a series of turbine expanders for Questor Technology’s family of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Generators – providing clean, efficient electricity from waste heat.
CHAMP Turbopump Gas-Generator Successfully Tested
P3 Technologies has conducted testing on a low mixture ratio liquid oxygen / gaseous methane gas-generator (G-G) specifically developed for its CHAMP turbopump. The G-G has demonstrated low pressure ignition as well as steady-state performance. Testing was conducted by Luke Humphreys and Daniel Stubbs at the Auburn University Combustion Physics Laboratory under the direction of Dr. David Scarborough.
CHAMP Turbopump Selected for Masten Space System’s Xogdor Rocket
Masten Space Systems has selected the Compact High-Performance Affordable Modular Pump (CHAMP) turbopump for its new Xogdor rocket. Xogdor is Masten’s sixth vertical takeoff and vertical landing rocket that will be used as a state-of-the-art test vehicle for critical Artemis and commercial space technologies.
AFWERX Selects Revolutionary Turbomachinery Technology for Award
AFWERX, the Air Force Technology Accelerator, has selected a revolutionary diffuser design from P3 Technologies for a Phase II SBIR award. The selected effort is in support of P3’s recently patented pump and compressor diffuser technology that improves any new or existing system’s performance.
Patent Issued for Low-Power Consumption Monopropellant Cascade Engine Copy
The U.S. Patent Office has issued P3 Technologies’ personnel a patent for their Cascade Engine. The Cascade Engine is a monopropellant, pressure-fed engine that utilizes low power consumption (less than 5 Watts) regardless of thrust class. The engine is scalable from 0.01 – 1,000+ lbs thrust, enabling its use as an igniter, thruster, or main engine.
P3 Technologies Receives Patent for its Revolutionary Diffuser Technology
The U.S. Patent Office has issued P3 Technologies patent 10,683,873 for the Multiple Channel Diffuser. The multi-channel diffuser (MCD), also known as the Demski Diffuser, was invented by P3 employee Brandon Demski. The diffuser significantly increases the performance of pumps and compressors while reducing their size, weight, and power consumption.
Air Force Technology Accelerator, AFWERX, Selects P3 Technologies Revolutionary Turbomachinery Technology for Award
AFWERX, the Air Force Technology Accelerator, has selected a revolutionary diffuser design from P3 Technologies for a Phase I SBIR award. The selected effort is in support of P3’s new pump and compressor diffuser technology that improves any new or existing system’s performance.
Masten Space Systems and P3 Technologies Test Methane Electric Pump, and Complete Designs of Liquid Oxygen and Liquid Hydrogen Pumps
Masten Space Systems and P3 Technologies have reached a significant milestone toward development of their line of compact, high power density, high-performance electric pumps. Development testing has progressed from cryogenic motor testing to full pump testing in both liquid nitrogen and liquid methane. The first use of this technology is in NASA’s Artemis program, where it is helping return humans to the moon.
Air Force Research Laboratory Selects P3 Technologies Phase II SBIR Proposal for Award
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Rocket Lab at Edwards Air Force Base, California has selected a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) proposal from P3 Technologies for award. The selected effort continues development of an advanced technology interpropellant shaft seal solution for advanced upper stage propulsion systems. P3 Technologies seal design was not possible prior to the availability of additive manufacturing.
P3 Technologies Tests CHAMP Turbopump
P3 Technologies, a propulsion company in Jupiter, Florida, has completed initial testing of the CHAMP turbopump. CHAMP, an acronym for Compact High-performance Affordable Modular Pump, is a 6.5k lb-force thrust class high-speed, single-shaft, LOX/Methane turbopump.