High Temperature Propellant Stabilization Kinetics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0450
Agency Tracking Number: N092-109-0760
Amount: $79,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-109
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, 24016
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Beck
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 769-8400
Business Contact
 Laura Rasnick
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (540) 769-8431
Email: submissions302@lunainnovations.com
Research Institution
Luna Innovations will perform high temperature (200°F) thermal testing on nitrate ester mixtures and determine the stabilizer depletion reaction rate kinetics, as well as compare the rate kinetics of different stabilizer compounds. Novel polymer and oligomeric stabilizer compounds will have their depletion kinetics measured and an optimal candidate will be chosen for scale up and formulation with double base propellants. The ultimate goal is to identify a process for making a double-base propellant system that has superior long-term stability at high temperatures, therefore providing the Navy with safer propellant cartridges that possess extended service lives.

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