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Advanced Gun Barrel Design

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
18238
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18238
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Advanced Gun Barrel Design
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $341,000.00
 

Abstract:

High rate-of-fire weapons are subject to significant barrel erosion as projectile velocity and burst lengths are increased. Bore temperatures exceeding the melting point of steel can be easily reached because of the low thermal conductivity of the steel barrel. Barrels comprised of copper/graphite composite materials potentially have an order of magnitude greater thermal conductivity than steel and could significantly decrease bore tempertures. A copper/graphite composite barrel will be designed and analyzed for thermal performance. A manufacturing process for producing these composite barrels using liquid metal infiltration will be investigated. Feasibility will be demonstrated by manufacturing and testing a small barrel.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Joseph K Weeks
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Associates,
410 Chipeta Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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