LIQUID GUN PROPELLANT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4278
Amount: $52,311.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Princeton Combustion Rsch Labs
475 U.s. Highway One, Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR NEALE A MESSINA
 (609) 452-9200
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT ARE TO IDENTIFY CANDIDATE LIQUID GUN PROPELLANTS THAT CAN BE FORMULATED AND PREPARED AS STABLE EMULSIONS. VARIOUS FUELS COMBINED WITH HAN AS THE OXIDIZER AND AN EMULSIFYING AGENT WILL BE EXAMINED FOR STABILITY AND PERMANANCE. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, IGNITION SENSITIVITY AND CLOSED CHAMBER BALLISTIC PERFORMANCE WILL BE EXPERIMENTALLY DETERMINED. THE EFFORT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN HREE PARTS, THE FIRST BEING A LITERATURE SURVEY OF PROPELLANTS AND EMULSIFYING AGENTS. IN THE SECOND PART OF THE STUDY, THE BLAKE CODE WILL BE UTILIZED TO DETERMINE THEORETICAL BALLISTIC PERFORMANCE. WORK COMPLETED BY PCRL INDICATES THAT AT LEAST ONE HYDROCARBON IS THEORETICALLY CAPABLE OF PERFORMANCE COMPARABLE TO LGP 1845 IN TERMS OF IMPETUS AND FLAM TEMPERATURE. THE THIRD PART OF THE STUDY WILL BE EXPERIMENTAL, DURING WHICH CANDIDATE EMULSIONS WILL BE PREPARED AND EVALUATED. CLOSED BOMB, COMPRESSION IGNITION SENSITIVITY, AND DROP WEIGHT TESTS WILL DETERMINE SOME THERMOCHEMICL PROPERTIES AND PROVIDE A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF HAZARDOUSNESS.

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