New Energetic Solid Propellant Ingredients

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9300-05-M-3104
Award Id:
76625
Agency Tracking Number:
O054-001-1015
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073800062
Principal Investigator:
Ana Racoveanu
Principal Scientist
(978) 689-0003
racoveanu@psicorp.com
Business Contact:
B. Green
President R&D Operations
(978) 689-0003
green@psicorp.com
Research Institution:
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABS
Phil Pagoria
7000 East Avenue
Livermore, CA, 94550
(925) 423-0747
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), and its team members, propose to synthesize and characterize a new energetic furoxan oxidizer with high energy and low sensitivity. PSI has teamed with Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Energetic Materials Center and Aerojet Corp., Energetic Materials Group on the proposed program. The targeted furoxan properties include; constant-volume combustion energy ( 9734 J/g), and standard enthalpy of formation (657 kJ/mol). Other furoxan properties include; density (1.937 g/cc), detonation velocity (9250 m/s), and decomposition point (292 degrees C). The proposed team has developed a synthetic scheme to produce the molecule in four synthetic steps, designed by PSI and LLNL. PSI will proposes to produce 6.5 grams after the first three steps. LLNL will optimize the final synthetic step to produce the furoxan. Aerojet and LLNL will provide characterization of this promising furoxan properties as a highly energetic material with low sensitivity. On a potential Phase II program, PSI and its team members will investigate similar chemistries within this furoxan class. The most promising energetic material will be scaled up for enhanced testing and characterization.

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