Development of Nanothermite-Based Microthrusters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,951.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-09-C-0154
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-052-1541
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
LASERLITH CORP.
4201 James Ray Dr., Suite 1450, Grand Forks, ND, 58202
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
618971964
Principal Investigator:
Chopin Hua
Project Manager
(701) 757-5170
laserlithco@aol.com
Business Contact:
Cassindy Chao
President
(701) 757-5170
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, changing the trajectory in-flight. Laserlith Corporation, in collaboration with Dr. Jan Puszynski and his research group, will develop 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 nanopowders and nanostructures made from fuel and oxidizer materials in various environments.

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