Novel Oxidizer for Ammonium Perchlorate Replacement

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,839.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-14-C-0054
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5565
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-211
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
85 Westbrook Road, Centerbrook, CT, 06409-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
805389413
Principal Investigator:
DavidEnde
Senior Technologist
(860) 581-8477
david.j.amende@nalasengineering.com
Business Contact:
JerrySalan
CEO
(860) 581-8477
jerry.salan@nalasengineering.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The DoD requires an increase in performance and density of solid propellants for use on boost, strategic and tactical missile systems. Attaining ingredients with higher energy and density while simultaneously maintaining satisfactory physical properties is extremely challenging. Current low-cost oxidizer ingredients such as Ammonium Perchlorate (AP) are incapable of imparting the desired performance and insensitivity. Focused efforts are needed to identify, synthesize, and characterize new ingredient oxidizers that can be produced commercially at low-cost while meeting required attributes such as hazard classification, lifetime, cost, and performance. This proposed effort, lead by Nalas Engineering in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Flanagan Research, focuses on synthesis, characterization, and testing of a novel caged nitramine coined Aurora to determine its viability as a propellant ingredient. In addition to the evaluation of Aurora, Nalas proposes revisiting existing oxidizers using cocrystallization technology. Thus Nalas proposes to synthesize and investigate cocrystals in propellant formulations.

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