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DIAMOND-LIKE FILMS FOR EM LAUNCHER INSULATOR APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
8741
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8741
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
InterScience, Inc.
105 Jordan Road Troy, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DIAMOND-LIKE FILMS FOR EM LAUNCHER INSULATOR APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $52,818.00
 

Abstract:

MATERIALS, BOTH CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS, CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING THE VERY HOSTILE PLASMA CONDITIONS FOUND IN AN ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER IS CURRENTLY ONE OF THE WEAK LINKS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUCH SYSTEMS. ONE OF THE BEST SUBSTANCES KNOWN FOR INSULATORS IS DIAMONDS. WE HAVE RECENTLY BEEN ABLE TO PRODUCE EXTREMELY UNIFORM DIAMOND-LIKE FILMS IN OUR LABORATORY. THE FILM IS DISTINGUISHED BY A COMPLETE LACK OF GRAPHITE CONTENT AND UNDER ELECTRON MICROSCOPE, SHOWED NO FINE STRUCTURE DOWN TO MICRON SIZE. SINCE THE MATERIAL IS PRODUCED UNDER PLASMA ASSISTED CONDITIONS, IT SHOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO TOLERATE FAIRLY HOSTILE CONDITIONS AFTER THE MATERIAL IS FORMED. THEREFORE, MATERIALS COATED WITH DIAMOND-LIKE FILMS MAY BE SUITABLE INSULATOR FOR USE IN HYPERVELOCITY EM GUNS. A PHASE I PROGRAM TO PREPARE SAMPLES OF THE MATERIAL ON SUITABLE SUBSTRATES TO BE TESTED IN A PLASMA THAT SIMULATES THE CONDITION TO BE ENCOUNTERED IN EM LAUNCHERS IS PROPOSED. IF THE RESULTS ARE ENCOURAGING, A MORE AMBITIOUS PROGRAM TO COAT MATERIALS FOR INCORPORATION INTO OPERATING EM GUNS CAN BE CARRIED OUT UNDER PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

James t woo
5182837500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Inter-science Inc
105 Jordan Rd Troy, NY 12180

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