Novel Propellant Ingredients Containing Gem-Dinitro Groups

Period of Performance: 09/18/2008 - 12/20/2010

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Fluorochem, Inc.
680 S. Ayon Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Improved solid performance is needed to meet Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Program goals. New hydroxy-terminated oligomers for use in polyurethane binders have been synthesized under Phase I that provide performance advantages compared to currently used propellant components and have good low-temperature and high-temperature properties. The objective of Phase II is to extend the technology to enable commercialization of the materials. The work will include improving the synthesis processes and demonstrating compatibility and performance in propellant formulations.