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GREEN ADVANCED HIGH ENERGY PROPELLANTS FOR LAUNCHERS

Objective

Solid rocket motors are today the most cost effective, competitive and reliable propulsion technology for space launch systems. State of the art solid rocket propellants are based on the oxidizer ammonium perchlorate, AP, and aluminium powder, embedded in a polymer binder matrix. Unfortunately, AP has a negative impact on the environment and on personal health due to ozone depletion, thyroid gland interference and acid rain formation.

The objective of the GRAIL project is to determine if it is possible to replace AP by using a mixture of the new green high energy density oxidizer ammonium dinitramide, ADN, and the low cost oxidizer ammonium nitrate, AN. A high energy density green solid propellant will be developed and compared with state of the art solid propellants with respect to safety, performance and cost, to determine if replacing AP with ADN/AN is a feasible option.

The results will serve as important input for decision makers when considering development of future European launch systems.

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 271 577,50

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 570 866
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE INNER ARCHSARL
France
EU contribution
€ 75 221
Address
Rue Saint Sébastien 4
78300 Poissy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 385 937,50
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EURENCO Bofors AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 170 368,75
Address
Kontorsvagen 4
691 86 Karlskoga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 242 850
Address
Via Leonida Bissolati 76
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 414 512,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other