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Investigation of Ignition Delay: Novel beta-Substituted Ethylazide Derivatives…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73122
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-201-2083
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMERICAN PACIFIC CORP.
10622 West 6400 North Cedar City, UT 84721
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Investigation of Ignition Delay: Novel beta-Substituted Ethylazide Derivatives as Potential New Liquid Propellant Fuels
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9300-05-M-3013
Award Amount: $98,227.00
 

Abstract:

Few replacements for hydrazine-based propellants have been developed over the years. One potential candidate is 2-azido-N,N-dimethylethanamine (DMAZ). Unfortunately, DMAZ-IRFNA systems have exhibited ignition delays significantly longer than MMH-IRFNA systems. We are proposing the synthesis and testing of a novel ¿-substituted ethylazide derivatives that will overcome the longer ignition delays of DMAZ-IRFNA systems while maintaining or even enhancing performance. Thermochemical calculations show a comparable Isp between our novel ¿-substituted ethylazide derivatives and DMAZ or MMH, under equivalent operating conditions. Initial QSAR calculations indicate this material is significantly less toxic than hydrazine and its derivatives. These novel ¿-substituted ethylazide derivatives can be prepared in a simple two-step process from readily available starting materials. By leveraging our current R&D efforts and building upon collaborations already in place, we propose, in the Phase I effort, to synthesize quantities of this new material sufficient to obtain useful energetic and ignition delay data. This data will make a significant contribution to the search for new efficient fuels, with low environmental hazards for future propulsion systems.

Principal Investigator:

Kent Richman
Director, Anal Labs & Prod Dev
4358655017
krichman@apfc.com

Business Contact:

Layne Benzon
Director of Contract Admin
7028352200
Lbenzon@apfc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMERICAN PACIFIC CORP.
10622 West 6400 North Cedar City, UT 84721

EIN/Tax ID: 596490478
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No