Novel Protective Coatings for Ammonium Dinitramide

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-12-C-0028
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A112-091-0901
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-091
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
2809-K Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
167433531
Principal Investigator:
John Bailey
Mechanical Engineer
(703) 560-1371
john@matmod.com
Business Contact:
T.S. Sudarshan
President
(703) 560-1371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Ammonium Dinitramide (ADN) is a potential eco-friendly alternative to more toxic oxidizer ammonium perchlorate (AP) in solid rocket propellants. It is dense, chlorine-free and powerful oxidizer. However, it has a low melting point and highly hygroscopic in nature. It is also incompatible with common urethane-based binders used in explosives and propellants. Therefore, ADN particles need to be protected from moisture and reacting with isocyanate curing agents. In this Phase I effort ADN particles will be encapsulated with a variety of coating materials. The encapsulated ADN powders will be evaluated for improvements in sensitivity and moisture stability and compared against commercial ADN materials.

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