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IM Compliant High-Energy Hydride Propellants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-22-C-7835
Agency Tracking Number: B221-004-0050
Amount: $154,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA22-004
Solicitation Number: 22.1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-24
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jason Wagner
 (978) 738-8147
Business Contact
 William Marinelli
Phone: (978) 738-8226
Research Institution

Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to develop safe Insensitive Munition (IM) Compliant, high performance solid rocket propellants for advanced interceptor capabilities with significantly increased delta-v. PSI’s innovative propellant formulations capitalize on novel ingredient technologies that provide an increase in specific impulse (Isp) relative to state-of-the-art aluminized Hydroxyl-Terminated Polybutadiene/Ammonium Perchlorate (HTPB/AP) composite propellants. The Phase I effort will focus on propellant safety, thermal stability, and ballistic performance assessments for several candidate high Isp formulations. Phase II will focus on formulation down-selection, mixing scale-up, and evaluation of mechanical strength properties, IM characteristics, burn rate pressure sensitivity, and performance in a small-scale 2x4 rocket motor. Approved for Public Release | 22-MDA-11215 (27 Jul 22)

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