New Energetic Solid Propellant Ingredients

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,983.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9300-05-M-3103
Award Id:
76624
Agency Tracking Number:
O054-001-1007
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:
Bryan Bergeron
Principal Scientist
(978) 689-0003
bergeron@psicorp.com
Business Contact:
B. Green
President, PSI R&D Operations
(978) 689-0003
green@psicorp.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF IDAHO
Jean'ne M Shreeve
Department of Chemistry, Renfrew Hall, Room 116
Moscow, ID, 83844
(208) 885-6215
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and the University of Idaho Chemistry Department (U. Id.) propose to synthesize and characterize new solid propellant ingredients. The materials will contain very high nitrogen content within the chemical structure, thereby ensuring a large energy release. Energy densities from these ionic salt propellant ingredients will be higher than those obtained from purely covalent compounds. Thermo-chemical analysis, modeling, and computer simulations will be performed to predict gas products, adiabatic flame temperatures, and specific impulses due to thermal decomposition/combustion. The decomposition/combustion temperatures, heats of formation, heats of combustion, and pressure responses will also be obtained experimentally in nitrogen, air, and oxygen gas environments. Impact and friction tests will be performed at New Mexico Tech. (EMRTC). In the Phase II program new propellant ingredients will be identified, synthesized, characterized, and incorporated within formulations. The impact and friction sensitivities will be reduced using recent advances in nanotechnology.

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