• WP1: System analysis and requirement definition

• WP2: ADN and GAP production and production improvements

• WP3: Prilling of ADN and development of particle production methods

• WP4: GAP-binder development

• WP5: High energy density fuels

• WP6: Propellant formulation and characterization

• WP7: Propellant production and motor testing


In WP1 the requirements of the propellant to be developed are defined, the ADN and GAP needed are produced in WP2. In WP3 ADN is prilled to obtain the desired particle shape. The GAP-based binder is developed in WP4 and the high energy density fuels to be used are developed and manufactured in WP5. After selecting the binder composition and fuel, the final propellant composition will be defined in WP6. The physical, mechanical and hazard properties of the propellant will be characterized in WP6 and its ballistic properties and performance will be determined in WP7.


Using the information and knowledge gained, the overall space exploration mission benefits using high performance solid propellants will finally be determined in WP1 in terms of increased payload, reduced mass and volume of spacecrafts.



FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency
Department of Energetic Materials
Grindsjön Research Centre
SE-147 25 Tumba




Niklas Wingborg
Tel : +46 8 5550 4181
Mobile: +46 709 277378
Fax : +46 8 5550 3949
Email: niklas.wingborg@foi.se