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Synthesis of New, Insensitive Energetic Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-034-0069
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T034
Solicitation Number:
2011.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: 2011
Title: Synthesis of New, Insensitive Energetic Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-11-M-0284
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced ordnance and propulsion systems of the modern era still utilize vintage energetic materials. These old generation materials, such as RDX and HMX, cannot meet today"s more stringent safety and environmental requirements. Unfortunately, in newer compounds created to replace them, the performance falls with the sensitivity. The ORBITEC team proposes the development of new energetic materials that will be both high performance and insensitive. The Phase I work will include synthesis of new compounds, analysis of the structures, and estimation and comparison of their performance. The design strategies will focus not only on the inclusion of energetic groups but also on the creation of stable compounds. A host of chemical analytical techniques will verify these structures and reveal their properties. Thermochemical calculations will estimate their performance as explosives and as propellant ingredients. The subsequent Phase II work will accelerate the TRL of the most promising compounds through scale-up of synthesis, more extensive materials testing, and performance testing.

Principal Investigator:

Millicent Coil
Senior Propulsion Enginee
(608) 229-2812
coilm@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

Eric Rice
CEO
(608) 229-2730
knaufs@orbitec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI -

EIN/Tax ID: 391628664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
SRI International
333 Ravenswood Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493
Contact: Mark Petrie
Contact Phone: (650) 859-2000