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LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE CERAMIC LINED GUN BARRELS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6097
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6097
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE CERAMIC LINED GUN BARRELS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

CERAMIC LINED COMPOSIED GUN BARRELS OFFER A NEAR IDEAL MATERIALS COMBINATION TO PRODUCE LIGHT WEIGHT GUN BARRELS THAT WILL WITHSTAND 20-30 MM RAPID FIRE BALLISTIC CYCLE OF 1600-1800 DEG F AND PRESSURE UP TO 70,000 PSI FOR LESS THAN 5 MILLISECONDS AT APPROXIMATELY 1/2 THE WEIGHT OF STEEL BARRELS. A UNIQUE FABRICATION METHODOLOGY WILL BE UTILIZED TO APPLY A COMPRESSIVE METAL LAYER TO A CERAMIC LINER SUCH AS SI(3)B(4)M, SIC OR COMPOSITE ALUMINA AND THEN OVERWRAPPED WITH AN EPOXY COMPOSITE LAYER TO FORM THE LIGHT WEIGHT MULTI-LAYER COMPOSITE GUN BARREL FOR USE ON AIRCRAFT AND OTHER DEFENSE APPLICATIONS. THIS PROGRAM WILL SELECT MATERIALS, DEVELOP A COMPUTER DESIGN MODEL, DEMONSTRATE FABRICATION METHODOLOGY AND FABRICATE COMPOSITE BARRELS FOR BURST TEST AND FIRING.

Principal Investigator:

Dr J C Withers
6027469442

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials & Electrochemical Rs
4233 S Fremont Ave Tucson, AZ 85714

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