Microwave Induced Thermal Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N0017403C0052
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
03-0063T
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
167433531
Principal Investigator
 R. Radhakrishnan
 Manager-Technology Development
 (703) 560-1371
 radha@matmod.com
Business Contact
 T.S. Sudarshan
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (703) 560-1371
Email: sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institution
 VANDERBILT UNIV.
 John T Childress
 Division of Sponsored Programs, Box 7749, Station B
Nashville, , 37235
 (615) 322-2631
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Catalytic decomposition of highly concentrated High Test Peroxide (HTP) has hitherto been used in rocket propellant applications. This method suffers from drawbacks such as poisoning of catalyst due to the incorporation of stabilizers and inhibitors inthe highly explosive HTP and high cost that necessitate the development of non-catalytic thermal systems for decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.In this Phase I proposal, Materials Modification Inc. proposes an alternative novel technique for decomposing aqueous hydrogen peroxide (a more stable and storable form of the oxidizer) for the fabrication of a new type of liquid fuel booster system. Withresults obtained from phase I research, a prototype unit of a controllable decomposer will be designed incorporating microwave heating and its efficiency studied for subsequent use in real-time propulsion. The proposed research will yield a highly reliable for effective decomposition of hydrogen peroxide for rocket engines.

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