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Environmentally-Benign Oxidizers for Propulsion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0061
Agency Tracking Number: F064-007-0147
Amount: $99,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T007
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-05-01
Small Business Information
530 New Los Angeles Avenue, Suite115, # 122
Moorpark, CA 93021
United States
DUNS: 172773272
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Karl Christe
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 529-3800
Business Contact
 Tedi Ohanian
Title: CEO/Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (805) 529-3800
Research Institution
 Robert Bau
Loker Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

 (213) 740-2692
 Nonprofit College or University

Ammonium perchlorate (AP) is the most commonly used oxidizing ingredient in solid propellant formulations. It carries a sufficient excess of oxygen to allow for the combustion of the required binder and added metal, such as aluminum. The major drawback of AP is its chlorine content which results in the formation of large amounts of HCl as a combustion product and causes severe environmental problems. It is therefore desirable to find a halogen-free replacement for AP. The goal of this proposal is the identification, synthesis and characterization of novel compounds which can provide equal amounts or an excess of oxygen compared to AP, result in similar or better performance than AP, have high densities, good thermal and hydrolytic stability, and eliminate the formation of undesirable halogen or other compounds which might be of damage to the environment or could cause ozone depletion.

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