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Novel Binder Materials for IM-compliant Solid Rocket Motors

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
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Small Business Information
IN Space, L.L.C.
3495 Kent Avenue Suite G100 West Lafayette, IN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Novel Binder Materials for IM-compliant Solid Rocket Motors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0192
Award Amount: $315,809.00


The need for munitions insensitive to unplanned stimuli possible in the logistical and operational life cycle of a munition is paramount for safeguarding life and property. To help meet this need, IN Space and Purdue University have developed a new class of composite solid rocket propellant based on an energetic, low toxicity, high strength binder. The Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility of using the polymer in a moderate solids loading propellant, the propellant's naturally high burn rate, and the propellants propensity to only produce a burning reaction in a simulated slow cook-off environment. IN Space and Purdue University propose to continue the development of this promising solid propellant to improve the safety and performance of a multitude of U.S. military and civilian solid motor systems. The proposed Phase II research and development program will further mature the binder technology by improving the propellant formulation and evaluating the results in combustion performance tests and mechanical property determination.

Principal Investigator:

B.j. Austin

Business Contact:

Amy Austin
Business Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

IN Space, L.L.C.
1801 Kalberer Road Suite G100 West Lafayette, IN 47906

EIN/Tax ID: 061678762
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Purdue University
Sponsored Program Services
302 Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907 2108
Contact: Rob Dimmitt
Contact Phone: (765) 496-9647
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university