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CASELESS AMMUNITION GUN SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
9247
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9247
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: CASELESS AMMUNITION GUN SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $531,300.00
 

Abstract:

THE CONVERSION OF A CONVENTIONAL CANON-CALIBER GUN SYSTEM TO A CASELESS AMMUNITION SYSTEM WILL CUT THE WEIGHT OF AMMUNITION IN HALF, REDUCE THE SPACE REQUIRED FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SYSTEM BY ONE-THIRD, LOWER OVERALL COSTS SIGNIFICANTLY, ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR SPECIAL STRATEGIC MATERIALS, AND RESULT IN IMPORTANT SAFETY ADVANTAGES. TO BE SUCCESSFUL, HOWEVER, A CASELESS SYSTEM MUST REPLACE ALL FUNCTIONS CURRENTLY PERFORMED BY THE CASE: OBTURATION, STRUCTURAL STRENGTH, HEAT TRANSFER AND HANDLEABILITY. THE SOLUTION TO THESE PROBLEMS REQUIRES SPECIAL APPLICATIONS OF THERMAL AND HIGHPRESSURE-GAS TECHNOLOGY. OUR MORE THAN 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN STUDYING CASELESS AMMUNITION SYSTEMS AND OUR RECENT SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF A 7.62 CASELESS GUN SYSTEM HAS LED TO TECHNICAL ADVANCES THAT INDICATE A CANON-CALIBER, CASELESS SYSTEM IS NOW WITHIN OUR GRASP. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PHASE I EFFORT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING SPECIAL SEALING, ABLATOR, CONSOLIDATION, AND ENCAPSULATION TECHNIQUES--WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN SHOWN TO BE PROMISING AT SMALLER CALIBERS--TO A SYSTEM IN THE CANON-CALIBER RANGE. RISK WILL BE CONSIDERABLY REDUCED BY LIMITING THIS FEASIBILITY STUDY TO THE CONVERSION OF AN EXISTING CONVENTIONAL SYSTEM TO A CARELESS SYSTEM, RATHER THAN ATTEMPTING TO DEVELOP A CANNON-CALIBER CASELESS SYSTEM FROM SCRATCH.

Principal Investigator:

Gerlad Sterbutzel
7166890177

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Veritay Technology Inc.
Po Box 305 East Amherst, NY 14051

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