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:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF08-T022
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Small Business Information
ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.(ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196894869
Principal Investigator
 Martin Chiaverini
 Principal Propulsion Engineer
 (608) 229-2732
 chiaverinim@orbitec.com
Business Contact
 Eric Rice
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (608) 229-2730
Email: 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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