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All-Nitrogen or High-Nitrogen Compounds as High Energy Density Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67903
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-003-0018
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ERC, INC.
555 Sparkman Drive, Executive Plaza, Suite 1622 Huntsville, AL 35816
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: All-Nitrogen or High-Nitrogen Compounds as High Energy Density Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0112
Award Amount: $99,950.00
 

Abstract:

During Phase I of the proposed program, ERC-Incorporated proposes to identify novel promising polynitrogen candidates by means of theoretical calculations. Furthermore, preliminary tests will be carried out to explore the feasibility of synthesizing the most promising candidates. High-nitrogen compounds constitute a second area of significant interest. It is well known that the insertion of one hetero atom, such as carbon or oxygen, can greatly enhance the stability of a polynitrogen compound. Therefore, these compounds might exhibit better stability, while retaining much of the endothermicity. Furthermore, numerous polyazido compounds are known which combine high nitrogen content with reasonable stability. The proposed work would be divided equally between ERC-Incorporated, the small business partner, and the Loker Research Institute of the University of California. Prof. Karl Christe, the Principal Investigator and Responsible Scientist for this program, has active research groups at each location and is splitting his time between the two efforts, guaranteeing maximum collaboration and synergy. ERC-Incorporated is an on-site contractor at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Edwards AFB, CA, and has full access to all the testing facilities and computational capabilities at AFRL. The synthesis and characterization efforts would be divided between USC and ERC, because both groups have excellent capabilities in this area.

Principal Investigator:

Karl O. Christe
Senior Staff Advisor
6612755194
karl.christe@edwards.af.mil

Business Contact:

Ernie Wu
President/CEO
2564303080
ewu@erc-incorporated.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ERC, INC.
555 Sparkman Drive, Executive Plaza, Suite 1622 Huntsville, AL 35816

EIN/Tax ID: 621008247
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Southern California
Loker Research Institute, University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Contact: Karl O. Christe
Contact Phone: (213) 740-8957
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university