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ARC-RESISTANT COATINGS FOR RAIL GUN COMPONENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
2462
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2462
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: ARC-RESISTANT COATINGS FOR RAIL GUN COMPONENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

AN INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION TO TO PREVENT ARC DAMAGE TO RAIL GUN COMPONENTS IS PROPOSED. SUCH A TUNGSTEN COATED COPPER RAIL GUN CONDUCTOR HAS BEEN SHOWN TO SUFFER NO SURFACE DEGRADATION IN ARC TESTS PERFORM-ED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CENTER FOR ELECTROMECHANICS (CEM) IN 1984. THE EFFECTS OF VARYING SURFACE MORPHOLOGY, ADDITION OF RHENIUM, COATING THICKNESS ETC. ON ARC RESIST- ANCE OF RAILS AND SWITCHES IS PROPOSED FOR EXPERIMENTAL STUDY. ULTRAMET WILL DEVELOP THE COATING TECHNOLOGY WITH CEM, AS SUBCONTRACTOR, PERFORMING THE ARC TESTING AND EVALUATION.

Principal Investigator:

Richard B Kaplan
8188990236

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague St Pacoima, CA 91331

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