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Cross-compatible cartridge case for orthodox or rarefaction wave gun firing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97871
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-042-0476
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-042
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARES, INC.
818 Front Street Lake Erie Business Park Port Clinton, OH 43452 9399
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Cross-compatible cartridge case for orthodox or rarefaction wave gun firing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0020
Award Amount: $69,703.00
 

Abstract:

RAVEN technology weapons vent a significant portion of the propellant gases rearward. Therefore the ammunition must allow the gun gases to leave the chamber at the proper time. This is in complete contrast to conventional weapons where the ammunition provides the breech seal during the entire ballistic cycle. As such, the technologies are incompatible and separate supply logistics must be maintained. The cartridge case concepts work together with the RAVEN weapon to control vent timing which is the most important aspect of RAVEN technology. Further, the cartridge case will be compatible with existing weapons based on conventional ammunition design. As such, the new cartridge case will be used in both venting RAVEN weapons and conventional non-venting weapons.

Principal Investigator:

Drew Kertis
Engineering Manager
4196352175
drew.kertis@aresinc.net

Business Contact:

Ann Yamrick
Vice President
4196352175
ann.yamrick@aresinc.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARES, Inc.
818 Front Street Lake Erie Business Park Port Clinton, OH 43452

EIN/Tax ID: 341094420
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No