Formulations with Enhanced Energetic Output

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,919.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
20495
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Geo-centers, Inc.
7 Wells Ave, Newton Centre, MA, 02159
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Doyle
(201) 663-5980
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
1,3,3-Trinitroazetidine (TNAZ) has emerged as an important new energetic material for warheads, main explosive fill in bombs, and as an ingredient in LOVA propellants. Initial testing has shown its detonation performance is superior to that of HMX, outperforming the calculational prediction. With good performance, thermal compatibility and sensitivity characteristics, coupled to the ability to formulate and process TNAZ, this material can be exploited in a broad spectrum of applications. The proposed effort will establish formulation and processing parameters and bring into focus performance aspects for TNAZ-based press-loadable explosives. Formulations that are 100% HE fill, such as binderless TNAZ/NTO, may result in additional energetic output due to overdriving the NTO fill when the TNAZ matrix undergoes detonation. Any formulations investigated during this study can easily be scaled-up and submitted for large-scale performance testing.

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