Process Development for a New Oxidizer for Navy Missile Propellants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20346
Amount: $54,357.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Tpl, Inc.
3754 Hawkins Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert D. Chapman
 (505) 345-5668
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This process development for nitrogen pentoxide is directed toward improvements in ammonium dinitramide (ADN) production. ADN is " a new candidate propellant oxidizer... for low signature propellants." Thus improvements in a production process for acid-free nitrogen pentoxide, required in the current best process for ADN production, would be especially beneficial for ultimate practical production of this new oxidizer. The most important objective of the Phase I program is to demonstrate improved practicality in the preparation of acid-free nitrogen pentoxide or useful solution of it in an appropriate inert solvent. This will be achieved through a feasibility study of innovative process improvements using several different separation technologies applied to the nitrogen pentoxide-nitric acid system. Innovative separation experiments will employ technologies based on extraction, membrane diffusion, and phase separation methods.

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