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Modular Continuous Energetic Production System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: W911NF-23-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: O21C-003-0030
Amount: $849,997.75
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD21C-003
Solicitation Number: 21.C
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-06-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-05-31
Small Business Information
580 Burbank Street, Unit 105
Broomfield, CO 80020-7166
United States
DUNS: 063330259
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Poshusta
 (720) 634-6744
Business Contact
 Christine Martin
Phone: (720) 634-6701
Research Institution
 Purdue University
 Stephen Beaudoin
480 Stadium Mall Dr
West Lafayette, IN 47906
United States

 (765) 494-7944
 Nonprofit College or University

This program will develop and demonstrate a novel modular, continuous synthesis platform that can be rapidly reconfigured to produce multiple classes of energetic materials. Continuous synthesis of energetic materials has clear safety advantages, but current approaches are slow to realize due to long process development timelines. The proposed program will develop a system integration and control approach that will enable rapid reconfiguration of modular unit operations with minimal hardware and control software development for new applications. Using system control strategies initially developed by Purdue University for continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing, Synthio Chemicals will modify existing unit operations developed for continuous synthesis and purification of various energetic materials to demonstrate the proposed concept. In phase I, the project established basic system module interface specifications and the hierarchical software control structure, and the phase I option will develop a single unit operation accommodating the integration approach. In phase II, unit operations will be developed to enable and demonstrate a reconfigurable process to produce at least two different energetic materials. Phase III will transition this technology into intermediate scale applications.

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