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High Performance Energetic Propellant Ingredient Process Research and Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-16-P-1025
Agency Tracking Number: N16A-021-0118
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N16A-T021
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-05-10
Small Business Information
85 Westbrook Road
Centerbrook, CT 06409
United States
DUNS: 805389413
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pascal Dube
 (860) 581-8477
Business Contact
 Shilpa Amato
Phone: (571) 594-2558
Research Institution
 University of Southern California
 Katie Rountree
3720 S. Flower Street \N
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0701
United States

 (213) 740-1894
 Nonprofit College or University

Current state of the art oxidizers have been in service for decades, leaving the performance of our munitions and propulsion systems unchanged while our tactical objectives have increased in their requirements. Keeping with ongoing changes in the worlds military, maintaining a tactical advantage while meeting or exceeding mission capability requirements is of utmost importance for our nation. As such, the DoD thus requires a new generation of oxidizers with increased performance and reduced sensitivity to thermal, impact and shock stimuli. Specifically, these new oxidizers will have to show an energy greater than HMX while offering a sensitivity profile better than TNT. Moreover, an increase in impulse density and specific impulse (Isp) while offering a long service life is highly desirable especially if the material is also classified as insensitive. A key challenge is the development of novel compounds offering improved performance while maintaining suitable mechanical properties throughout the long service life. The identification, optimization and manufacture of the next generation of oxidizers requires a holistic approach to the problem. Our team will address this opportunity by enabling the rapid development of a new generation of energetic oxidizers for propellant formulations.

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