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Environmentally-Benign Oxidizers for Propulsion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83292
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-007-0314
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITE
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Environmentally-Benign Oxidizers for Propulsion
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0014
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC), with the assistance of SRI International under subcontract, propose to develop new and innovative environmentally-benign oxidizers to replace ammonium perchlorate (AP) in solid propellant formulations. These innovative oxidizers will not contain halogens and shall have equivalent or improved performance, reduced water solubility/mobility, and reduced toxicity relative to AP. In Phase I, physical properties, sensitivity, toxicity, combustion products and performance of the candidate materials shall be predicted using molecular modeling and other theoretical and computational techniques to provide a basis for ranking candidate oxidizing materials for use as propellants. ORBITEC shall evaluate each candidate material for use as a propellant in solid fuel formulations. This evaluation shall be based on performance, synthesis methodology, safety and environmental and toxicological properties. Each material shall also be assessed for collateral impacts on sites used for production, testing, firing and disposal. Test plans for propellants and initial synthesis methods of several possible propellant replacements shall be developed for Phase II. Performance, water solubility, sensitivity, and toxicological properties shall be fully determined in Phase II in addition to the development of large-scale production methods.

Principal Investigator:

Brant White
Chemical Engineer
6088275000
whiteb@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

Eric E. Rice
President/CEO
6088275000
ricee@orbitec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.(ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717

EIN/Tax ID: 391628664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SRI)
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contact: Paul Penwell
Contact Phone: (650) 859-2000
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization