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Novel Fluorine-Containing Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) Propellant Component

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-083-1278
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-083
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
NALAS Engineering Services Inc.
85 Westbrook Road Centerbrook, CT 06409-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Novel Fluorine-Containing Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) Propellant Component
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-M-0209
Award Amount: $79,969.00
 

Abstract:

NALAS proposes to address the challenge for novel fluorine-containing propellant components with a 3-fold approach: 1. Synthesize a fluorinated analog of BTTN as novel fluorinated plasticizer. 2. Prepare fluorinated analogs of hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB). 3. Prepare a novel fluorinated energetic polymer via the functionalization of polyepichlorohydrin (PECH-triol) with the fluorodinitroethanol (FDNE) motif. NALAS believes that this approach will enable direct comparison of the properties with materials that are well-established in the energetic community. Fluoro-BTTN and fluorinated HTPB have the potential to offer the desired benefits while conserving the physical properties of the original compounds. In parallel, a novel energetic polymer containing fluorine atoms has never been prepared to our knowledge and could offer promising properties and spur further research in this field.

Principal Investigator:

Pascal Dube
Chemist
(860) 861-3691
pascal.dube@nalasengineering.com

Business Contact:

Jerry Salan
President
(860) 861-3691
jerry.salan@nalasengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NALAS Engineering Services Inc.
20 STONEWALL ROAD Salem, CT -

EIN/Tax ID: 262789743
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No