Novel Energetic Polymers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: A082-036-0049
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: A08-036
Solitcitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITE
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717
Duns: 196894869
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Bottaro
 (608) 827-5000
Business Contact
 Eric Rice
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (608) 229-2730
Research Institution
ORBITEC proposes to develop novel energetic polymers based on the 1,2,3-triazole linkage to replace conventional binders commonly used in solid propellants. The proposed polymers will enjoy higher enthalpy, higher density, greater tolerance for impurities while curing, desirable mechanical and processing properties, and greater range of compatibility with other propellant ingredients compared to the conventional binders, such as hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene. In Phase I, simple syntheses of prospective poly-azide and poly-acetylenic monomers will be designed to create a sufficiently large matrix of potential prospects for the most practical poly-azide and poly-acetylene starting monomers in the final polymerization to the polymeric triazole-based polymer. Synthesis scale-up and further physical property testing of the most attractive energetic polymer candidates can be performed in the Phase I Option period in preparation for testing in a motor. Physical properties and performance of the specific identified binders will be measured or determined using modeling approaches.

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