Energetic Polyazide Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-09-C-0037
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-022-0159
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.(ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196894869
Principal Investigator:
Martin Chiaverini
Principal Propulsion Engineer
(608) 229-2732
chiaverinim@orbitec.com
Business Contact:
Eric Rice
President and CEO
(608) 229-2730
knaufs@orbitec.com
Research Institution:
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.,
Grant Risha
Division of Business and Engin
203 Force Technology Center
Altoona, PA, 16601
(814) 949-5074
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Orbital Technologies Corporation and Penn State University propose to examine and characterize novel energetic formulations in solid fuels to replace conventional, low-energy, binders such as HTPB. The proposed solid fuels will provide higher enthalpy, higher density, and improved rocket engine performance. In Phase I, we will calculate theoretical rocket performance of selected materials, characterize the friction sensitivity of candidate materials, perform laboratory burning rate and performance experiments in two different types of test apparatus, and develop plans for Phase II efforts. At the conclusion of Phase II, we expect to thoroughly characterized a down-selected group of energetic materials for propulsion applications and other applications requiring energetic materials.

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