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Development and Scale-Up of Nanothermite Composites for Propellant Ignition

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-050-1566
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-050
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE MATERIALS & PROCESSES, LLC
8420 Blackbird Ct. Rapid City, SD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Development and Scale-Up of Nanothermite Composites for Propellant Ignition
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0044
Award Amount: $69,964.00
 

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.

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
Small Business Information at Submission:

Innovative Materials and Processes, LLC
8420 Blackbird Ct. Rapid City, SD -

EIN/Tax ID: 460453312
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No