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PULSED POWER CONDITIONING FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER SYSTEMS REQUIRES…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
2434
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2434
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Electromagnetic Launch Researc
625 Putnam Ave Cambridge, MA 02139
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: PULSED POWER CONDITIONING FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER SYSTEMS REQUIRES FAST-ACTING RHEOSTATS (MODULATORS) WITH ENOUGH THERMAL INERTIA TO ABSORB TENS OF MEGAJOULES ADIABATICALLY WITHIN MILLISECONDS, AND ENOUGH COOLING CAPABILITY TO DISSIPATE THE ABSORBED
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,991.00
 

Abstract:

PULSED POWER CONDITIONING FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER SYSTEMS REQUIRES FAST-ACTING RHEOSTATS (MODULATORS) WITH ENOUGH THERMAL INERTIA TO ABSORB TENS OF MEGAJOULES ADIABATICALLY WITHIN MILLISECONDS, AND ENOUGH COOLING CAPABILITY TO DISSIPATE THE ABSORBED ENERGY BETWEEN LAUNCHES. ONE UNEXPLORED CLASS OF DEVICES FOR ACCOMPLISHING THIS ARE MODERN VERSIONS OF THE CLASSIC CARBON PILE RHEOSTAT, IN WHICH THE BULK RESISTIVITY OF A LAMINATED OR SINTERED COMPOSITE IS MODULATED RAPIDLY BY THE APPLICATION OF PRESSURE. PHASE I WILL INVESTIGATE RESISTIVITY RANGES AND OPERATING TEMPERATURES ATTAINABLE WITH VARIOUS LAMINATED AND SINTERED COMPOSITES, AND PRACTICAL MEANS FOR MODULATING THE APPLIED PRESSURE MECHANICALLY, HYDRAULICALLY, PIEZOELECTRICALLY AND MAGNETOSTRICTIVELY. PHASE I WILL RESULT IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A HYDRAULICALLY ACTUATED 1 MEGAWATT RHEOSTAT.

Principal Investigator:

P mongeau/h kolm
6176615655

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electromagnetic Launch Researc
625 Putnam Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

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Woman-Owned: No
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