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High burning rate tactical solid rocket propellant, and related method

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The invention is a composition for a high burning-rate solid rocket propellant, where the composition includes a binder compounded with a soluble energetic additive; a metallic fuel; and an oxidative fuel. The resulting composition has a tactical Class 1.3 hazard rating, and a linear regression rate that is substantially equivalent to a tactical Class 1.1 hazard rating obtainable using solid rocket propellants. The composition may include a heat-conducting element, a plasticizer, a curing component, a combustion catalyst, and curing catalyst.

Inventors: 
Kelley, John M.; Gill, Robert C.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2008-09-03
Grant Date: 
2015-03-24
Grant time: 
2,393 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
44
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY