PHASE STABILIZED AMMONIUM NITRATE FOR SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$46,489.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6646
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Wickman Spacecraft & Propulsio
8428 Lost Cavern Ct, Citrus Heights, CA, 95621
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JOHN H WICKMAN
(916) 728-5307
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS STUDY WILL IDENTIFY ADDITIVES FOR AMMONIUM NITRATE TO SPECIFICALLY PHASE STABILIZE IT FOR USE IN SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS. THE ADDITIVES WILL BE BOTH ORGANIC AND INORGANIC MATERIALS. PRELIMINARY SCREENING TESTS WILL BE CONDUCTED USING A DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING CALORIMETER. THESE TESTS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY TEMPERATURE CYCLING OF CYLINDRICAL SPECIMENS. THOSE CANDIDATES PASSING THE PRELIMINARY SCREENING TESTS WILL BE USED IN PROPELLANTS WHICH WILL BE SUBJECTED TO STRAND BURNING RATE TESTS. AN OPTION HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO ALSO CONDUCT AGING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTY TESTS ON THE PSAN SAMPLES. BURNING RATE CATALYSTS WILL BE EXPLORED TO INCREASE THE BURNING RATES OF THE CANDIDATE PSANS.

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