CUSTOMIZED COMPATIBLE PROPELLANT BINDERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$490,040.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8676
Agency Tracking Number:
8676
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7 Wells Ave, Newton Centre, MA, 02159
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Gerald Doyle
(201) 366-0200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THERE IS A WELL ESTABLISHED NEED FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE GUN PROPELLANT BINDERS. OUR RECENT WORK WITH THE SYNTHESIS OF HMX INTERMEDIATES SUGGESTS A METHOD OF CREATING A NEW SERIES OF UNUSUALLY COMPATIBLE BINDERS. IT IS EXPECTED THESE BINDERS WILL PROVIDE PROPELLANTS AND EXPLOSIVES WITH HIGHLY DESIRED PERFORMANCE AND INSENSITIVITY CHARACTERISTICS. WE PROPOSE TO DEMONSTRATE IN PRINCIPLE THAT BINDERS MAY BE PREPARED WHICH INCORPORATE CHEMICALLY BOUND SEGEMENTS OF THE EXPLOSIVES WITH WHICH THEY ARE TO BE MIXED. IT IS BELIEVED THE BOUND SEGMENTS WILL PROVIDE A COMMON BASIS FOR A PHYSICAL ATTRACTION BETWEEN THE BINDER AND THE RELATED COMPONENTS IN THE BULK OF THE MIXTURE. THE UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES WILL BE DEMONSTRATED USING DAPT (3,7-DIACETYL-1,3,5,7-TETRAAZABICYCLO-3.3-1 NONANE) WHICH HAS THE CAPACITY TO POLYMERIZE. AFTER POLYMERIZATION THE POLYMER WILL BE NITRATED. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE RESULTING NITRATED POLYMER WILL SHOW BOTH HIGH COMPATIBILITY WITH HMX AND VERY HIGH THERMAL AND CHEMICAL STABILITY IN THE PRESENCE OF HMX. AS PART OF THE WIDER SCOPE OF THIS PROGRAM IT IS INTENDED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT BINDERS SO PREPARED CAN PROVIDE UNCOMMONLY STABLE THREE DIMENSIONAL NETWORKS WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF PROPELLANT AND EXPLOSIVE COMPOSITIONS.

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