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MISSILE DEFENSE APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
77
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pinnacle Research Institute,
141-b Albright Way Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: MISSILE DEFENSE APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,618.00
 

Abstract:

ELECTROMAGNETIC GUNS CAN BE USED FOR BALLISTIC MISSLIE DEFENSE (BMD) SYSTEMS, BUT REQUIRE VERY LARGE ENERGY LEVELS THAT CAN BE PULSED REPEATEDLY MANY TIMES A SECOND. POWER SOURCES THAT CAN MEET THOSE REQUIREMENTS ARE RARE AND MUST BE AVAILABLE AT RELATIVELY LOW COST. BATTERIES CAN STORE A LARGE AMOUNT OF ENERGY, BUT CANNOT DISCHARGE AT A HIGH ENOUGH RATE FOR THIS APPLICATION. ON THE OTHER HAND,CONVENTIONAL ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS ARE CAPABLE OF DELIVERING HIGH RATE DISCHARGES, BUT THE AMOUNT OF STORED ENERGY IS EXTREMELY LOW. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I OF THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A HIGH RATE, LONG SHELF LIFE ULTRA CAPACITOR AS A POWER SOURCE FOR APPLICATIONS SUCH AS POWER SOURCE FOR APPLICATIONS SUCH AS ELECTROMAGNETIC GUNS.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

R.s. Yeo
4082521360
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pinnacle Research Institute
10432 N. Tantau Avenue Cupertino, CA 95014

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