All-Nitrogen or High-Nitrogen Compounds as High Energy Density Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,950.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-04-C-0112
Award Id:
67903
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-003-0018
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
555 Sparkman Drive, Executive Plaza, Suite 1622, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
095673521
Principal Investigator:
KarlChriste
Senior Staff Advisor
(661) 275-5194
karl.christe@edwards.af.mil
Business Contact:
ErnieWu
President/CEO
(256) 430-3080
ewu@erc-incorporated.com
Research Institute:
University of Southern California
Karl O Christe
Loker Research Institute, University Park
Los Angeles, CA, 90089
(213) 740-8957
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
During Phase I of the proposed program, ERC-Incorporated proposes to identify novel promising polynitrogen candidates by means of theoretical calculations. Furthermore, preliminary tests will be carried out to explore the feasibility of synthesizing the most promising candidates. High-nitrogen compounds constitute a second area of significant interest. It is well known that the insertion of one hetero atom, such as carbon or oxygen, can greatly enhance the stability of a polynitrogen compound. Therefore, these compounds might exhibit better stability, while retaining much of the endothermicity. Furthermore, numerous polyazido compounds are known which combine high nitrogen content with reasonable stability. The proposed work would be divided equally between ERC-Incorporated, the small business partner, and the Loker Research Institute of the University of California. Prof. Karl Christe, the Principal Investigator and Responsible Scientist for this program, has active research groups at each location and is splitting his time between the two efforts, guaranteeing maximum collaboration and synergy. ERC-Incorporated is an on-site contractor at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Edwards AFB, CA, and has full access to all the testing facilities and computational capabilities at AFRL. The synthesis and characterization efforts would be divided between USC and ERC, because both groups have excellent capabilities in this area.

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