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IGNITION OF HIGH ENERGY DENSITY CHARGES-LIQUID PROPELLANTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
13108
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13108
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: 1994
Title: IGNITION OF HIGH ENERGY DENSITY CHARGES-LIQUID PROPELLANTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $482,988.00
 

Abstract:

THE HIGH-ENERGY DENSITY CHARACTERISTICS OF LIQUID AND GEL PROPELLANTS (AS WELL AS THEIR INHERENT POSSIBILITIES FOR LOW COST, IMPROVED LOGISTICS, AND GREATER SAFETY) HAVE EXCITED INTEREST AMONG GUNSYSTEM DEVELOPERS FOR OVER 40 YEARS, RESULTING IN A LARGE BODY OF BALLISTIC TEST DATA. RECENTLY, VERITAY HAS PERFORMED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TESTING OF BULK-LOADED LIQUID, GEL AND SLURRY PROPELLANTS-USING BOTH ELECTRICAL AND PYROTECHNIC IGNITION CONCEPTS. WHILE VOLUMES OF DATA HAVE BEEN ACCUMULATED, RELATIVELY LITTLE ATTENTION HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO CHARACTERIZING THE MECHANISMS CRITICAL TO OBTAINING SAFE AND CONSISTENT BALLISTICS. ON-GOING WORK AT VERITAY--SPONSORED BY ARDEC AND OTHERS--SUGGESTS THAT PYROTECHNIC IGNITION MAY HAVE INHERENT VARIABILITY CHARACTERISTICS THAT ARE IMPEDING THE ACHIEVEMENT OF REPRODUCIBLE BALLISTICS. TO DEMONSTRATE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF EXERCISING GREATER CONTROL OVER THE IGNITION SEQUENCE, VERITAY PROPOSES TO CRITICALLY EXAMINE THE IGNITION PERIOD OF RECENT BALLISTIC TEST DATA TO IDENTIFY THE SOURCES OF VARIABILITY AND SUGGEST A MEANS FOR THEIR CONTROL. ELECTRICAL IGNITION SYSTEMS THAT PROVIDE ADEQUATE CIRCUITRY FOR CONTROLLING THE IGNITION EVENT WILL BE DEVISED AND DESIGNED, AND AN EXISTING LUMPED--PARAMETER INTERIOR BALLISTIC CODE WILL BE MODIFIED TO MODEL A SLATE OF CANDIDATE IGNITION CONCEPTS FOR THEIR BALLISTIC PERFORMANCE VARIABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Edward B Fisher
7166890177

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Veritay Technology Inc.
Po Box 305 - 4845 Millersport East Amherst, NY 14051

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