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OVERCOMING THE RAILGUN VELOCITY LIMIT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12575
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12575
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IAP RESEARCH, INC.
2763 Culver Avenue Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: OVERCOMING THE RAILGUN VELOCITY LIMIT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,499.00
 

Abstract:

ELECTROMAGNETIC RAILGUNS HAVE NOT EXCEEDED A VELOCITY LIMIT OF ABOUT 6 KM/S. NEITHER, INCREASING RAILGUN CURRENT NOR INCREASING BARREL LENGTH FOR A GIVEN PROJECTILE MASS, RESULTS IN VELOCITIES GREATER THAN 6 KM/S. WE PROPOSE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF EXCEEDING 6 KM/S WITH A RAILGUN BY MODIFYING THE BARREL AND ARMATURE TO PREVENT PARSITIC SECONDARY CURRENT PATHS. ALL CURRENT WILL BE FORCED THROUGH THE ARMATURE, RESULTING IN HIGH ACCELERATION.

Principal Investigator:

David P Bauer
5132961806

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Iap Research Inc
2763 Culver Ave Dayton, OH 45429

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No