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Bore Insulator Materials for a Naval Electromagnetic Launcher

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69998
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-045-0647
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Bore Insulator Materials for a Naval Electromagnetic Launcher
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-05-C-3057
Award Amount: $599,530.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this SBIR Phase 2 is to develop the materials and processes technology required to scale-up electromagnetic (EM) railgun insulator technology developed during the Phase 1. The two major advancements in railgun insulator technology made during the Phase 1 were at least a tenfold improvement in insulator life, along with a demonstration of the fabrication process to make full length (i.e., 3.5 m), one-piece insulators. During the Phase 2 project, the insulator technology will be developed for larger scale railguns. Insulators for railgun bore sizes up to 90 mm will be built and tested. The anticipated benefit of this project to the Navy is a significant step toward weaponizing EM railguns. Limited railgun bore life is one of the key hurdles preventing railgun weaponization. Improved insulators will address one of these hurdles.

Principal Investigator:

David P. Bauer
Vice President
9372961806
dbauer@iap.com

Business Contact:

John P. Barber
President
9372961806
johnb@iap.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IAP RESEARCH, INC.
2763 Culver Avenue Dayton, OH 45429

EIN/Tax ID: 311007250
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No