Novel Fluorine-Containing Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) Propellant Component

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0209
Agency Tracking Number: N121-083-1278
Amount: $79,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-083
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
NALAS Engineering Services Inc.
DUNS: 805389413
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pascal Dube
 (860) 861-3691
Business Contact
 Jerry Salan
Title: President
Phone: (860) 861-3691
Research Institution
NALAS proposes to address the challenge for novel fluorine-containing propellant components with a 3-fold approach: 1. Synthesize a fluorinated analog of BTTN as novel fluorinated plasticizer. 2. Prepare fluorinated analogs of hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB). 3. Prepare a novel fluorinated energetic polymer via the functionalization of polyepichlorohydrin (PECH-triol) with the fluorodinitroethanol (FDNE) motif. NALAS believes that this approach will enable direct comparison of the properties with materials that are well-established in the energetic community. Fluoro-BTTN and fluorinated HTPB have the potential to offer the desired benefits while conserving the physical properties of the original compounds. In parallel, a novel energetic polymer containing fluorine atoms has never been prepared to our knowledge and could offer promising properties and spur further research in this field.

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