Phase I will result in the identification of rugged and thermally stable catalysts and catalyst operating and use specifications for the ignition of advanced monopropellants. The technology developed will find use in the ignition of advanced monopropellants in high specific impulse applications. Use in reaction control systems is expected. Additional uses in liquid gas generators, auxiliary power units (APUs), emergency power units (EPUs), and refractory linings can be envisioned. Applications in military and commercial monopropellant systems are anticipated. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL, )Northrop-Grumman, and Aerojet have previously expressed strong interest in catalysts under development. In addition, applications are expected in combustion and incineration; catalytic coatings in gas turbines, ovens, furnaces, gasifiers, reformers, and other platforms; thermal barrier coatings; catalytic NOx traps; and coatings on heating and incandescent elements. Companies involved in manufacturing catalysts and propulsion systems as well as those concerned with catalytic combustion or incineration, explosives, ceramic coatings, and emissions control would find interest in the materials being developed.