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Automatic Code and Data Migration in a Networked Computer Environment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
53643
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-1101
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Maxdem, Inc.
140 East Arrow Highway San Dimas, CA 91773
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Automatic Code and Data Migration in a Networked Computer Environment
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00174-01-C-0024
Award Amount: $69,976.00
 

Abstract:

There is a need to replace explosives, such as nitroglycerine, with more thermally stable materials for military and commercial applications. BTTN (1,2,4-butanetrinitrate) meets this need by offering a ten-fold increase in stability. Unfortunately, BTTN isprepared from an expensive material (1,2,4-butanetriol; BT), which currently costs $30-40/lb (compared to $0.50/lb for the glycerine, the precursor for nitroglycerine). For this reason, the Navy is interested in more cost-effective methods of preparing BT.This Phase I effort proposes a two-step, one-pot procedure for preparing BT that is based on well-precedented literature procedures. It is anticipated that this procedure will reduce material costs of preparing a pound of BT to less than $5. The proposedsynthesis will be demonstrated in Phase I and scaled up to 30- to 100-gal reactors during the Option Period. The development of a more economically and commercially viable process for the preparation of 1,2,4-butanetriol (BT) would make 1,2,4-butanetrinitrate (BTTN) more affordable for military and commercial use as a stable replacement for nitroglycerine.

Principal Investigator:

Virgil Lee
V.P., Corp. Development
9093940644
vlee@maxdem.com

Business Contact:

Linda Hope
Chief Financial Officer
9093940644
lhope@maxdem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAXDEM, INC.
140 East Arrow Highway San Dimas, CA 91773

EIN/Tax ID: 953862033
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No