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Medium-Caliber Gun-Launched Explosive-Driven Magnetic Flux Compression Warhead

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73852
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-020-3677
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Medium-Caliber Gun-Launched Explosive-Driven Magnetic Flux Compression Warhead
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0027
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

Tanner Research proposes to demonstrate how an existing one-inch diameter ferro-electric generator (FEG) device can be enhanced to develop high-powered microwaves (HPM) for use in gun-launched medium-caliber warheads. Using a linear initiator to simultaneously detonate the explosive driver over the entire armature length, in order to coincide with maximum flux density, will effectively eliminate any need to `compress' the magnetic flux to obtain HPM power output. Initiation simultaneity will significantly reduce warhead size, cost and complexity. Tanner will be teamed with Loki, Inc. and use their FEG devices as the baseline magnetic circuit hardware. Tanner will be adapting to the Loki FEG devices a battery-powered high voltage fireset (1200V) as seed power to both stimulate the magnetic flux build-up and power the linear initiator. By adding timing and switching circuitry, Tanner expects to complete a proof-of-concept device suitable for demonstration and test. The energetics and linear detonator can be added to test and evaluate the HPM power output.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Emerling
Scientist
6267923000
michael.emerling@tanner.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Dinniene
Controller
6267923000
kevin@tanner.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
2650 East Foothill Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91107

EIN/Tax ID: 954163780
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No