Advanced Reactive Materials as Propellants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00174-02-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: N001-0179
Amount: $629,993.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Combustion Propulsion & Ballistic Tech
1217 Smithfield Street, State College, PA, 16801
DUNS: 783589039
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Kuo
 President and Chief Scien
 (814) 238-6989
 cpbt@mindspring.com
Business Contact
 Olivia Kuo
Title: Vice President
Phone: (814) 238-6989
Email: ojkuo@mindspring.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The two main objectives of the Phase II study are (1) todemonstrate the high propulsive performance of a family ofenergetic solid fuels and propellants developed in the Phase Iprogram and (2) to further refine their formulations includingnano-sized energetic particles for performance optimization underrocket motor test conditions. The formulations of energeticpropellants are based upon the propulsion performance and safetybehavior of these energetic materials. The characterization ofthe combustion and safety behavior will be conducted by the state-of-the-art techniques. Characterization of density impulses,combustion efficiencies, burning rates, temperaturesensitivities, burning stability parameters, activation energies,and ignition behavior of the selected solid propellants and fuelswill be conducted using modern diagnostic instruments and well-designed facilities. Commercialization of these propellants andenergetic solid fuels has been planned for various militaryapplications with government labs and several major industrialpropulsion companies. Collaboration with these industrialcompanies has also been established for broad commercialapplication of these new energetic materials. Arrangement ofenergetic material supply such as ultra-fine aluminum, boron, andboron carbide powders has been made through several vendors withspecial technology for energetic powders development.BENEFITS: There are numerous benefits from this propos

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