Development of Nanothermite-Based Microthrusters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,945.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-09-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-052-1541
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-052
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
LASERLITH CORP.
1440 Broadway, Suite 713, Oakland, CA, 94612
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
618971964
Principal Investigator:
Gina Kim
Director
(510) 286-0154
ginak@laserlith.com
Business Contact:
Cassindy Chao
President
(510) 286-0154
cassindy@laserlith.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Low Cost Course Correction Technology (LCCCT) can improve the accuracy and dispersion of gun launched projectiles, mortars and rockets. Based on microthrusters that provide altitude control and pointing, LCCCT can compensate for system errors by trajectory in-flight. Laserlith Corporation, in collaboration with Dr. Jan Puszynski and his research group, will demonstrate a microthruster based on metastable intermolecular composites (MIC). MIC materials will improve performance in terms of energy release and ignition. This work will also be accompanied by more fundamental research of burning characteristics of nanomaterials in various environments.

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