Novel Protective Coatings for Ammonium Dinitramide

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