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Improved Electrical Contact Materials for Extremely High Current Sliding…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92548
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-069-1268
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: 2009
Title: Improved Electrical Contact Materials for Extremely High Current Sliding Contact Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0221
Award Amount: $69,996.00
 

Abstract:

For Naval railgun technology to be a reality launch package armature mass and armature induced rail wear must be significantly reduced. Lighter materials with enhanced electro-thermal properties and mechanical properties equivalent to current aluminum alloys are required. IAP is proposing the development of a powder metal (P/M) magnesium armature material reinforced with aligned carbon nano-tube (CNT) fibers, which will significantly enhance the electro-thermal performance of the armature material. With appropriate alignment of the CNT fibers we expect to achieve armature mass reductions of 15-45% over conventional Al6061-T6 and Al7075-T6 materials. In addition, Magnesium P/M armatures may be beneficial to bore life in that they will not with potential rail surface materials such as steel.

Principal Investigator:

Bhanumathi Chelluri
Sr. Research Scientist
9372961806
bhanu.chelluri@iap.com

Business Contact:

David Bauer
Sr. Research Scientist
9372961806
dave.bauer@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