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ARMAMENT RESEARCH - GUN GAS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6622
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6622
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VERITAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
4845 Millersport Highway P.O. Box 305 East Amherst, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ARMAMENT RESEARCH - GUN GAS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,994.00
 

Abstract:

RAPID-FIRE, HIGH VELOCITY GUN SYSTEMS ARE SUBJECT TO PROBLEMS SUCH AS EXCESSIVE MUZZLE PRESSURE, BLAST, AND SECONDARY FLASH. THESE PROBLEMS OCCUR BECAUSE NEARLY SEVENTY PERCENT OF THE PROPELLANT CHEMICAL ENERGY, REMAINS IN THE GAS IN THE FORM OF THERMAL AND KINETIC ENERGY. THE AFOREMENTIONED PROBLEMS ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF THIS ABUNDANCE OF HOT, HIGH-PRESSURE GAS THAT IS RAPIDLY VENTED FROM THE BARREL. THE KEY TO ALLEVIATING THIS PROBLEM IS TO DIVERT GAS FROM THE BARREL SO THAT THE GAS CONDITIONS AT THE BARREL EXIST HAVE BEEN EXPANDED TO LOWER PRESSURE, REDUCED TEMPERATURE AND LESS OVERALL KINETIC ENERGY. THE DIVERTED GAS IS THEN DISPERSED SEPARATELY SO THAT THE VOLUME AND, THEREFORE, THE ENERGY DENSITY OF THE EXHAUST GAS IS DECREASED TO LEVELS THAT ELIMINATE SEVERE BLAST AND FLASH. VERITAY PROPOSESD TO DEVELOP THE METHODOLOGY FOR PREDICTING FLOW CONDITIONS, PROBLEM ASSESSMENT, AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT. FOUR DESIGN CONCEPTS WILL BE FORMULATED AND EVALUATED, THREE THAT DIVERT GAS AT THE MUZZLE AND THE OTHER THAT DIVERTS GAS AT THE BREECH. THE MOST PROMISING AND WORKABLE CONCEPT WILL BE SELECTED FOR EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT DURING PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Edward b fisher
7166890177

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Veritay Technology Inc
Po Box 305 - 4845 Millerspot H East Amherst, NY 14051

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