Development and Scale-Up of Nanothermite Composites for Propellant Ignition

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,964.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-11-C-0044
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-050-1566
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-050
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Innovative Materials and Processes, LLC (Currently INNOVATIVE MATERIALS & PROCESSES, LLC)
8420 Blackbird Ct., Rapid City, SD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
084425490
Principal Investigator:
Zac Doorenbos
R&D Engineer
(605) 484-3434
doorenbos@imp-co.com
Business Contact:
Jan Puszynski
President
(605) 390-2564
puszynski@imp-co.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project proposes development of a technologically feasible batch process for making nitrocellulose-nanothermite composites in a granular form for the ignition of propellants. The R & D will focus on the determination of burn rates, dynamic pressure profiles and ESD sensitivities of selected Al/CuO/Fe2O3 and Al/Fe2O3/Bi2O3 energetic nanocomposites based on spherical and flake nanoaluminum to meet ignition and burning characteristics of initiating materials, such as Benite. It is proposed to investigate JA2 propellant initiation using developed nitrocellulose-nanothermite composite materials at -65F, 70F and 160F. The results generated in Phase I are essential for the equipment design and scale-up of a production process for making initiating materials for a particular application in propellant based systems.

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