Development of Nanothermite-Based Microthrusters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0154
Agency Tracking Number: A082-052-1541
Amount: $729,951.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-052
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
4201 James Ray Dr., Suite 1450, Grand Forks, ND, 58202
DUNS: 618971964
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chopin Hua
 Project Manager
 (701) 757-5170
Business Contact
 Cassindy Chao
Title: President
Phone: (701) 757-5170
Research Institution
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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