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HIGH REPETITION RATE PULSE COAXIAL INDUCTION ACCELERATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15715
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15715
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tetra Corp
3701 Hawkins Street, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: HIGH REPETITION RATE PULSE COAXIAL INDUCTION ACCELERATOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $53,455.00
 

Abstract:

TETRA CORPORATION IS DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER (EML) TECHNOLOGY FOR HYPERVELOCITY (2-10 KM/SEC), MODERATE MASS PROJECTILES (50 TO 100 GRAMS). THIS TECHNOLOGY UTILIZED A UNIQUE LINEAR INDUCTION COAXIAL COIL CONFIGURATION DRIVEN BY A NEAR-ARBITRARY WAVESHAPE REPETITIVE (200 HZ-10 KHZ) PULSED POWER SYSTEM. THIS TECHNIQUE REPRESENTS A BREAKTHROUGH IN EML TECHNOLOGY AND PROVIDES SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN EFFICIENCY, MAXIMUM VELOCITY, ENERGY RECOVERY AND REPETITION RATE OVER CONVENTIONAL APPROACHES. THIS NEW GENERATOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED UNDER SDIO AND SPAWAR FUNDING. THE UNIQUE INDUCTION COIL CONFIGURATION MATCHED TO THE COIL DRIVER PROVIDES FOR 80-90% PROJECTILE EFFICIENCY, 70-80% REPETITIVE ENERGY RECOVERY, LONG SYSTEM LIFE (NO ELECTRICAL DISCHARGES OR ARCS) WITHOUT HIGH POWER HIGH REPETITION RATE OPENING OR CLOSING SWITCHES. TETRA'S EML TECHNOLOGY CAN AID IN MEETING DOD'S CRITICAL TECHNOLOGIES REQUIREMENTS IN HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES AND BE APPLIED TO THE NAVY'S PHALANX ANTIMISSILE SYSTEM AND THE ARMY'S VULCAN ANTIAIRCRAFT SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

F Eugene White
Principal Investigator
5053458623

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tetra Corpon
3701 Hawkins Street Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109

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