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Novel Protective Coatings for Ammonium Dinitramide

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Novel Protective Coatings for Ammonium Dinitramide
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15QKN-12-C-0028
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Ammonium Dinitramide (ADN) is a potential eco-friendly alternative to more toxic oxidizer ammonium perchlorate (AP) in solid rocket propellants. It is dense, chlorine-free and powerful oxidizer. However, it has a low melting point and highly hygroscopic in nature. It is also incompatible with common urethane-based binders used in explosives and propellants. Therefore, ADN particles need to be protected from moisture and reacting with isocyanate curing agents. In this Phase I effort ADN particles will be encapsulated with a variety of coating materials. The encapsulated ADN powders will be evaluated for improvements in sensitivity and moisture stability and compared against commercial ADN materials.

Principal Investigator:

John Bailey
Mechanical Engineer
(703) 560-1371

Business Contact:

T.s. Sudarshan
(703) 560-1371
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541368539
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No